The Spiritual Life
Spiritual life is an organic process, like physical growth or maturation.
The man grows gradually, in proportion to his struggle, and has stages of development.
And in the period of growth, at the same time as the action of Grace, sin is also present in it.
Don’t think that your whole soul has been enlightened:
Within it there remains a great pasture of addiction, and much work and effort is still needed.
According to the Grace that acts on the soul.
+ São Macário the Great