In English

It feels its betrayal (Elder Joseph of Vatopaidi)

1 Αυγούστου 2018

Transgression against the commandment brought the fall, which is our estrangement from God and everything that has to do with Him. God accepted our repentance and return to our obedience to His divine will after He’d restored our relationship with His love and sanctity. The most acceptable form of repentance, according to the Fathers, is fervent tears which well up from the pain of the heart that feels its obnoxious guilt and its betrayal of God’s paternal love.