“The saints were people like all of us. Many of them came out of great sins, but by repentance they attained the Kingdom of Heaven. And everyone who comes there comes through repentance, which the merciful Lord has given us through His sufferings.”

+ St. Silouan the Athonite, Writings, XII.10

Beloved Christians, mark these words from a Saint, who teaches us the way leading to Heaven. Let us take heart in the words of this contemporary Saint, for there is no sin too great that cannot be washed away through repentance. O Lord strengthen us and abide in us to lead us on the path of repentance.