“Desire and effort must come from you. God will provide the power and the results.”

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“The goal is to rise spiritually, not simply to avoid sin.”

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“The soft life makes people useless. Without toil and struggle Sanctification doesn’t come.”

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“We must struggle with philotimo to be saved, and so that we not sadden Christ…”

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“Selfishness is the root of all the passions.”

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“Ruler over our passions are pious thoughts.”

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