“Desire and effort must come from you. God will provide the power and the results.”

“The Soul must be constantly ready and alert and always in contact with the spiritual headquarters, that is, God. Only then, it will feel secure, full of hope and joy. When I was in the army, during the war, I was a radio operator. I noticed that we felt secure only when we communicated with the Army Division on an hourly basis. When our communication was limited to every two hours, we felt a little bit insecure; sometimes, when we could only be in touch with them twice a day, we felt uncomfortable, lonely and lost. The same thing applies to our Prayer. The more we Pray, the more secure we feel, on a spiritual basis, of course.”

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“Desire and effort must come from you. God will provide the power and the results.”

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Saint Tychon was the Elder of Saint Paisios. You can see Saint Tychon in the photo below, and Saint Paisios in the background holding a rope.

“Everyone should come to an agreement with their Spiritual Father to have a small, Spiritual program, and by following this you can gain great Spiritual benefit. For example, to read certain things and to have a particular time for reading; to Pray, to keep vigil, to fast etc. And with this small Spiritual program God can give you even greater Blessings and gifts than those he gives to Monks.”

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“The soft life makes people useless. Without toil and struggle Sanctification doesn’t come.”

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