leave it behind

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To enter the Church means to leave aside all those things that make up our life in the world. That which exists is God (cf. Ex 3.14), but that which is ours, which alone belongs to us is our sin, our self will, and our desire.  Apart from God, the self is something non-existent, even though it is and remains, the creation of His Hands, the breath of His first blessing (cf. Gen 2.7)

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Elder Aemilianos of Simonopetra

the way of the spirit

p. 56