A Quote by Abbot Nikon on god, christianity, divine, love, courage, sacrifice, virtues, humility, truth, and reality
It is time that you realized that the enemy will not leave alone anyone who desires to be saved. Consquently, the battle against him will not cease until death. Futhermore, the evil one can not be conquered through one's own strength. It was to destroy the works of the devil that Christ came to earth. Together with those who always call upon Him for help, Christ battles against the devil and against sin. Man should likewise rise up with all his strength against sin and the devil, using as weapons the means indicated by the Lord, the Apostles and the Holy fathers. For an Orthodox Christian these weapons are prayer, fasting, soberity and humility. Without humility, nothing will be of any use, for those who are proud and sure of themselves will not recieve the Lord's help, but inevitably fall into various snares of the devil.
Source: Daily Lives, Miracles, and Wisdom of the Saints and Fasting Calendar
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