Elder Thaddeus of Vitovnica: “The reason everything went wrong is that we were not vigilant enough.”
“Here on this earth people should strive to reject the suggestions of the spirits of evil.
The Holy Fathers tell us always to be vigilant and to be aware that any thought that disturbs our inner peace comes directly from hades, and that we must not accept such a thought but reject it immediately.
If we enter into conversation with such a thought we will soon be caught in its net.
Many other thoughts will be born from that one thought from hell, and it is only much later that a person sees where his thoughts have taken him and what he has done.
One evil thing leads to another, and when a person comes to his senses, he says, “Whatever made me do this? I used to be at peace, and now all of a sudden everything has gone wrong.”
The reason everything went wrong is that we were not vigilant enough.”
– Elder Thaddeus of Vitovnica