“Even our most grievous sins are no obstacle to our Christianity…there is no sin which God cannot forgive, there is no possible transgression which can drive God’s ineffable love and mercy away from us. But if we ourselves stubbornly cling to our sin, if we obstinately refuse to allow God to offer us His forgiveness, then He will not force us to receive it in violation of our free will.”

(Hieromonk Gabriel, ‘Remembering Sion’ blog)