With Christ, we are not afraid of the evil!

 

Why are you afraid of? Will it be more frightening than the devil? He is a man. Saint Marina defeated the devil and Saint Justina banished so many. As a matter of fact, we did not come to have fun in this world.

Father, tell us something about Antichrist.

Let us better say something about Christ. (…) As much as possible, let us be near Christ! Will we be still afraid of the Antichrist if we are with Christ? Isn’t it now a spirit against Christ? The evil is the spirit of the Antichrist. (…)

Father, when I hear about Antichrist, I fear.

Why are you afraid of? Will he be more frightening than the devil? He is a man. Saint Marina beat the devil and Saint Justina banished so many. As a matter of fact, we did not come to have fun in this world.

(Translated from Cuviosul Paisie AghioritulCuvinte duhovnicești. Volumul II. Trezvie duhovnicească, traducere de Ieroschimonah Ștefan Nuțescu, ediția a II-a, Editura Evanghelismos, București, 2011, pp. 189-191)