For everybody that lives in the world, do not despair when you are possessed by many passions, the weight of your sins is extremely heavy, and you feel you are driving really fast “downhill”. Put your hope in Christ’s hands and turn suddenly and abruptly the steering wheel in the way of God, uphill. Soon you will even bypass other slowly moving cars that were running ahead for many years on the road of God.

St. Paisios the Hagiorite

Translated by Dr. Nick Stergiou