June 21, 2022

When the Saints Sinned They Did Not Suffer Melancholy and Depression (Metr. Athanasios of Limassol)

By Metropolitan Athanasios of Limassol
You see, the Saints, even when they sinned, had the strength to rise again with a certain simplicity and with a healthy attitude.  
If they sinned, they repented from the bottom of their hearts and to the point of death, but they did not suffer from melancholy and depression.  
While we, if we have any sin, we begin to ask why: 
Why should I do it?
Why did I think it?
Why did I do it?
As if it is a strange thing to sin. Why do you think you should not have done it? Who do you think you are? Do you think you are so great, infallible, that you yourself could never fail? To commit a sin?
Source: Translated by John Sanidopoulos.