The New Man…

“Man is a mystery. We carry within us an age old inheritance – all the good and precious experience of the prophets, the saints, the martyrs, the apostles and above all our Lord Jesus Christ; but we also carry within us the inheritance of the evil that exists in the world from Adam until the present. All that is within us, instincts and everything, and all demand satisfaction. If we don’t satisfy them they will take revenge at some time unless, that is, we divert them elsewhere to something higher, to God. That is why we must die to our ancestral humanity and enrobe ourselves in the new humanity!”
Elder Porphyrios
~Wounded by Love