“So whatever good thing a person thinks, it is due to the grace And now, if you exert yourself in the prayer and pray continuously, if you read lives of saints and toil a little at night, you will quickly obtain what you seek, and…will rejoice that Christ loves you so much. He is Love. He seeks love from us. It is when we love our neighbor that we show that we love Christ, too.”
(Elder Joseph the Hesychast on Grace, ‘Monastic Wisdom’)