St. Symeon the New Theologian
The most sacred formula which is daily on our lips does not say, “Having believed in Christ's resurrection, " but “Having beheld Christ's resurrection, let us worship the Holy One, the Lord Jesus Christ, who alone is without sin.” How then does the Holy Spirit urge us to say “Having beheld Christ's resurrection” which we have not seen, as though we have seen it?
There is constant opposition, between light and darkness, faith and unbelief, knowledge and ignorance, love and hatred.
Self sufficiency stops all spiritual progress
When our nous is the nous of Christ, it changes direction. It sees things differently.
May you be filled with longing to obtain His love, or else may you fear and tremble at failure to obtain it.