St. John Climacus: Do not say, after spending a long time in prayer . . .

Icon of St. John Climicus“Do not say, after spending a long time in prayer, that nothing has been gained; for you have already gained something. And what higher good is there than to cling to the Lord and persevere in unceasing union with Him?”

+ St. John Climacus, Ladder of Divine Ascent, Step 28.29