Remember Your Baptism
by Scott D. Hendricks
Remember how at holy baptism you vowed to renounce Satan and all his works, all service of him, and all his pride, that is, love of lust, love of glory, love of money and other passions. So strive with all your might to turn him back, to put him to shame and to overcome him with every perfection.
~ St. Theophan the Recluse
E. Kadloubovsky and G. E. H. Palmer, trans., Unseen Warfare: The Spiritual Combat & Path to Paradise of Lorenzo Scupoli edited by Nicodemus of the Holy Mountain & revised by Theophan the Recluse (Crestwood: St Vladimir’s Seminary Press, n.d.), 73.