I am sorry my spiritual child but this cannot be done. You have to be either with the “world” or with Christ. Our Christ – be careful – is very clear on this. You may say that he is too austere. But it is not austerity, it is the truth.
This is what our Christ says. I want you to love Me with all your heart and with all your soul. It doesn’t say I want you to love Me by a certain percentage. You see, our Christ is actually very clear.
Father Sabbas the Hagiorite
Translated by Dr. Nick Stergiou