“The Christian paradox lies in the fact that, while seeing his own imperfection, if a Christian sincerely wants to be with Christ he will want to bring his appearance into line with His commandments. In no case should we lose heart: We need the desire to live with God, and Christ will by no means abandon us. He will always help us, rest assured.”
(Archimandrite Damjan Cvetkovic, Interview in orthochristian.com)