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a passionate repentance

"All those having firm hope in God are raised to Him and enlightened…

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"All those having firm hope in God are raised to Him and enlightened
with the radiance of eternal light.

If a person does not have superfluous care for himself, out of his
love for God and for virtuous deeds, and knows that God will take
care of him, then this hope is true and wise. But if a person places
all his hope in his works, and turns to God in prayer only when
unforeseen misfortunes befall him, then he, seeing that he lacks the
means of averting them in his own abilities, begins to hope for help
from God -- but such a hope is trivial and false. True hope seeks
the one Kingdom of God and is sure that everything necessary for
this mortal life will surely be given. The heart cannot have peace
until it acquires this hope. This hope pacifies it fully and brings
joy to it. The most holy lips of the Saviour spoke about this very
hope: "Come unto Me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I
will give you rest" (Mt. 11:28)." - St. Seraphim of Sarov.
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