No doubt, they both gave me food for thought. It is me who is now supposed to do his homework, to chew things over, weigh and then make the right decision in order to get over the crisis (=test, trial, fortification) I have been in for a while. What is that homework about? It is, basically, about one issue: finding a confessor (or, should I say: the confessor) who can truly open my eyes to see the essence of things and not stumble again and again. But then, oughtn’t I prepare the ground properly for that encounter? I surely ought to.
Sf. Maxim Mărturisitorul (prăznuit azi) ne povăţuieşte de peste veacuri, azi şi pururea: Nu întrebuinţa rău ideile, ca să nu fii silit să întrebuinţezi rău şi lucrurile. Căci de nu păcătuieşte cineva mai întâi cu mintea, nu va păcătui nici cu lucrul.