Repentance + Pride

“When repentance is mixed with pride, then the person will be constantly thinking, ‘How did I ever do that?  And others saw it!  What will they think of me?’ Thus, man is tormented with such thoughts.  There is no repentance in asking, ‘How could I have done this again?’ or What have I come to?  It’s egoism.”

–Elder Paisios (July 12, 1994)

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