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"In order to live spiritually and draw breath from grace, we must continually exhale the ashes of sin."
Holy Bishop Ignaty Brianchaninov
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"It is written: `Not everyone who says to Me: -Lord, Lord - shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that does the will of My Father' (Mt. 7:21). The will of the Father is indicated in the words: `You who love the Lord, hate evil' (Ps. 97:10). Hence we should both pray the Prayer of Jesus Christ and hate our evil thoughts. In this way we do God's will."
St. Hesychios the Priest.