Saint Cosmas received a blessing to leave his Monastery on Mount Athos to shepherd the Souls of all the people around him in local villages. He wanted to preach the Gospel and strengthen the faith of all.
“The main name of our God is Love… Just as we love our God, let us also love our brother.”
“If we want to fare well in this life and to go to Paradise, and to call our God Love and Father, we must have two loves: the love for God and the love for our neighbour. It is natural for us to have these two loves, and contrary to nature not have them. Just as a swallow needs two wings in order to fly in the air, so we need these two loves, because without them we cannot be saved.”