While we are alive, we can still make right our wrong deeds from the book of life

 

And as long as we have power over our book of life, written with our own hands, let us compel to write in it good things and remove the sins, the ones made in the previous life. While in this world, God seals neither the good nor the bad deeds, until the hour of departure, when we end up working in our homeland and move to another country.

Living in this world is like writers, who make up a book that is still a draft. And if someone wants to add or remove something he can make changes in his writing. Future life is like manuscripts (Translated from hieroglyphics) written on clean paper and sealed with the royal seal, making any additions or deletions impossible. As long as we are in the midst of change, we may consider ourselves. And as long as we have power over our book of life, written with our own hands, let us compel to write in it good things and remove the sins, the ones made in the previous life. While in this world, God seals neither the good nor the bad deeds, until the hour of departure, when we end up working in our homeland and move to another country.

(Translated from Sfântul Isaac SirulCuvinte despre nevoință, Editura Bunavestire, Bacău, 1997, p. 190)