The knowledge of the Cross is concealed in the sufferings of theÂ Cross.
Why do you increase your bonds? Take hold of your life before yourÂ light grows dark and you seek help and do not find it. This lifeÂ has been given to you for repentance; do not waste it in vainÂ pursuits.
The purpose of the advent of the Saviour, when He gave us His life-giving commandments as purifying remedies in our passionate state, was to cleanse the soul from the damage done by the first transgression and bring it back to its original state. What medicines are for a sick body, that the commandments are for the passionate soul.