“When you find Christ, it’s enough for you, you don’t want anything else, you calm down. You become another person. Where there is love for Christ, loneliness disappears. You are peaceful, joyful, fulfilled. No melancholy, no pressure, no anxiety, no gloom. You have grace and can endure all things for Christ. You might even suffer unfairly. Whoever loves Christ and his fellow human beings, that person really lives life… When Christ enters the heart, life changes. Christ is everything. Whoever lives with Christ within, truly lives holy and sacred things. He lives in rejoicing … Christ rules and the longing for the unwaning light is there.
Have the joy of Christ! It is joy that lasts eternally; joy that has eternal gladness. It is the joy of our Lord. The joy that encompasses all joy. I pray that your life becomes filled with the joy of Christ.”
From the new book on St. Porphyrios by monk Patapios of Kavsokalyvia (in Greek).