"I have a heart, and I have many afflictions. But "the afflictions of the present time lead to glory in the age to come", and so I don't reckon them as anything. Daily I see my grave, that I am a dead man. But within this dead flesh dwells an eternal soul. I care for my soul which is something eternal. Because of this, my child, you also should care for your soul, near the Fathers of the Church."
-St. Iakovos of Evia