It’s one thing to speak about work and another to work.
It’s one thing to speak about pain and another to feel the pain.
It’s one thing to speak about honey and another to have the experience of its sweetness.
The same’s true of spiritual matters: it’s one thing to speak about heavenly events and another to feel the energy of the Holy Spirit in your soul.
God’s grace comes when you perform acts of virtue. With words alone, your faith is dead.
Based on St. Makarios the Egyptian
In this photograph a member of the Governing Council of Vatopaidi Monastery is hard at work cleaning up one of the monastery’s springs.