St. Simeon the New Theologian: The aim of all those who live in God is to . . .

Icon of St. Symeon the New Theologian“The aim of all those who live in God is to please our Lord Jesus Christ and become reconciled with God the Father through receiving the Holy Spirit, thus securing their salvation, for in this consists the salvation of every soul. If this aim and this activity is lacking, all other labour is useless and all other striving is in vain. Every path of life which does not lead to this is without profit.”

+ St. Simeon the New Theologian, Philokalia