When Christ enters the heart, life changes. Christ is everything. The one who lives in Christ experiences things that are beyond words, holy things. They live in joy.
However, when you don’t live with Christ, you live in melancholy, in distress, in turmoil, in distress; you don’t live rightly. Then many anomalies appear in the body. The body is affected, the endocrine glands, the liver, the gallbladder, the pancreas, the stomach. You are told, “To be healthy, have milk in the morning, a boiled egg, butter, and two or three pieces of bread.”
But if you live rightly, if you love Christ, with an orange or an apple, you are just fine.
The great remedy is for a person to dedicate themselves to the service of Christ. The love of God transforms all things, sanctifies them, corrects them, and changes them.
Excerpt from Father Porphyrios – His life and words published by Egumenita Publishing.