St. Macarius of Optina

“Although pleasant feelings and tears are sometimes experienced, one should not grant them much attention, considering them to be something great. Instead, you should humble yourself, considering yourself to be unworthy of such gifts. The more lofty the lives of the Holy Fathers, the more they belittled and humbled themselves, and humility attracted to them even more so the gifts and grace of God.”

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