“The salvation of man requires much toil. The tempter—the devil—has activated all his experience and knowledge to annihilate man. Do not depart from us, O God, my God, but be for us as the brass serpent was for Moses, so that by looking at You, we may be healed from the bites of the spiritual serpents. ‘When you lift up the Son of Man, then you will know that I am He.’ My Christ, my light, my crucified love, Who was lifted up on the Cross for our sins, the Serpent that saves souls wounded by the evil serpents, heal us who have been wounded by the stings of sin. May God bless us and in His good will open His sea of compassion to us, so that we may all be found united together in the eternal and blessed life, where there is neither pain nor sorrow or sighing, but life unending. ‘God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.’“

– ‘Counsels from the Holy Mountain’