We must seek the light in order to be enlightened and not to stay quiet in the dark, waiting for the light to come by itself to us.
Jesus says: Seek, and ye. shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you, ask, and it shall be given you`
That is why the Christians are strangers in this world, as their comfort comes from somewhere else. Their joys are the tears of repentance, the peace of the divine spirit, the hope in the future fortunes from heavens; despised and rejected they are still happy, not expecting anymore the love and appreciation of the people.
Woe to the Christian who trusts in the gift of the Holy Spirit which in fact does not belong to him personally only to the efforts he made before. Whoever considers the Holy Spirit a personal fortune loses it for sure and falls victim again to his sinful nature.
The delusion of the snake is very perverse and difficult to detect; it is not perceived; on the contrary it seems a form of piety and holiness. Even with the mind can be committed the sin; there, in the mind takes place the most terrible invisible fight. There is committed the adultery.
Who doesn`t pay attention to his thoughts and doesn`t know what thoughts to expel immediately and how, commits sins without cease unseen by anyone ; but woe to him, in the Day of Judgment everything will burst out in the open, everything is hidden in the hearts and minds of the people.
Pious Makarios the Egyptian