What God Expects

by Scott D. Hendricks

God judges us by our intentions, but because of His love for us He only demands from us such actions as lie within our power. Great is the man who does all that lies within his power, but greater still is the man who, in all humility, tries to do more.

Demons often prevent us from doing what would be easy and valuable for us. Instead they like to push us into trying what is harder.

~ St. John Climacus

John Climacus, The Ladder of Divine Ascent, trans. Colm Luibheid and Norman Russell (Mahwah: Paulist Press, 1982),  252-253.