SAINT PAISIOS OF MOUNT ATHOS, GREECE
Advice about Confession
Saint Paisios of Mount Athos, Greece (+1994)
ST. JOHN THE FORERUNNER
We all know the importance of Confession, but yet so few take advantage of it. Here Saint Paisios of Mount Athos, Greece (+1994) shows us why it is so important.
A young man went to see the Elder. I arrived the moment he was ringing the bell, and waited behind him. After a while, Father Paisios opened the door and came to the fence.
-What’s up, young man, what do you want? asked the Elder.
-Father, I would like to see you and get your advice on something.
-Have you gone to confession? Do you have a spiritual father?
-No, Father, I don’t have a spiritual father and I haven’t gone to confession.
-Well, then you better go to confession and then come to see me.
-Why can’t I see you, Father?
-I will explain to you, so you can understand. Your mind is confused and troubled by the sins you have fallen into; as a result, you cannot realize the Continue reading