Where The Lord May Be Sought
by Scott D. Hendricks
35. Those who seek The Lord should not look for Him outside themselves; on the contrary, they must seek Him within themselves through faith made manifest in action. For He is near you: ‘The word is . . . in your mouth and in your heart, that is, the word of faith’ (Rom. 10 : 8) – Christ being Himself the word that is sought.
~ St. Maximus the Confessor
G.E.H. Palmer and Philip Sherrard and Kallistos Ware trans., The Philokalia: the complete text, vol. 2 (New York: Faber and Faber, 1981), 146.