The Lord is always waiting for us to unite ourselves with Him in love; but instead, we drift further and further away from Him. We know that there can be no life without love. This means that there is no life without God, for God is Love. But His love is not according to the understanding of the world. The love that the world gives us consists of suffering and enslavement, because the spirits of evil interfere with it.
Based on Elder Thaddeus
Photo: the Little Entrance at the Divine Liturgy at Vatopaidi Monastery