Fr. Andreas Agathokleous
How is it that you want to be friends with someone, but yet you don’t make any effort to get in touch with them, particularly when there’s no reluctance on their part?
How is it that you want to feel God’s joy within you, to feel the sweetness of his presence, but yet you don’t pray?
How is it that you say you love God, but yet you don’t observe his commandments?
How is it that you say to somebody who’s wronged you that you forgive them, but yet you continue to be cold and indifferent towards them.
How is it that that you ask somebody to forgive you for wounding them, doing them wrong, behaving badly towards them but yet you don’t change, and show it by your actions?
How is it that you want one thing but yet you do another?
It happens. All the above things and much else besides can happen in our daily and spiritual life (if we can make that distinction…). Because we’re descendants of the first Adam in our fall and dysfunctionality….