“We only partly conceive and partly comprehend what is beyond the physical world. Our Fathers tell us that recognizing one’s corrupt nature is a great gift of God, even greater than the contemplation of deep theories. When we recognize the internal darkness and when the infernal and dreadful nature of sin is being revealed to us, provoking our repugnance, then the divine grace perceptively grants us its own consolation.”
(Elder Joseph of Vatopaidi+ ‘On Repentance’)