God appreciates more the effort than the result

 

There all appreciated by God in His divine way – not a human one – for God rewards your struggle and not the deed and its result.

Before God not the quantity matter, but the effort, an intensity of perseverance, because everyone endeavors in one way or another. If you struggle to pray but you don’t do it right, God would receive your effort. If try to do a good to someone but you give very few – not having more – God cherishes this. If you fast, God appreciates this effort of yours, even if you sometime don’t keep it. There all appreciated by God in His divine way – not a human one – for God rewards your struggle and not the deed and its result. We sometimes see that a man that takes a lesser effort receives a greater reward and one with a greater one receives a lesser reward, for God knows the depths of our hearts better than us.

(Translated from Părintele Cheorghe CalciuCuvinte vii, Ediţie îngrijită la Mănăstirea Diaconeşti, Editura Bonifaciu, 2009, p. 65)