“A servant of the Lord is he who in body stands before men, but in mind knocks at Heaven with prayer.”
“Do not say that you are collecting money for the poor; with two mites the Kingdom was purchased.”
“An angel fell from Heaven without any other passion except pride, and so we may ask whether it is possible to ascend to Heaven by humility alone, without any other of the virtues.”
“The Christian is one who imitates Christ in thought, word and deed, as far as is possible for human beings, believing rightly and blamelessly in the Holy Trinity.”
“In all your undertakings and in every way of life, whether you are living in obedience, or are not submitting your work to anyone, whether in outward or in spiritual matters, let it be your rule and practice to ask yourself: Am I really doing this in accordance with God’s will?”
Excepts taken from the book: The Ladder of Divine Ascent, By: St. John Climacus.