Thine own of Thine own
God asks the pilgrim for his love and his trust, but especially for his own self, and then He will give him His grace and glory.
But God does not give back less than He asks for, and so the grace and glory that He gives are God’s own self.
However we shouldn’t expect to receive anything from Him until we’ve journeyed to Him like the pilgrim, in a movement of the soul toward union with the Beloved.
Elder Aemilianos of Simonopetra
Psalms and the Life of Faith