by Scott D. Hendricks
If you would know of the Lord’s love for us, hate sin and wrong thoughts, and day and night pray fervently. The Lord will then give you His grace and you will know Him through the Holy Spirit, and after death, when you enter into paradise, there too you will know the Lord through the Holy Spirit, as you knew Him on earth.
~ St. Silouan the Athonite
Theodore G. Sylianopoulos, The Way of Christ (Brookline: Holy Cross Orthodox Press, 2002), 114.