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St. Isaac the Syrian: . . . But do not sin, O man, expecting that you will repent . . . - Orthodox Church Quotes
“Our frail nature would not be strong enough if God’s justice were to rise up to take vengeance. Therefore, He employs mercy, since at all times we are held by debt. But do not sin, O man, expecting that you will repent; and do not succumb [to sin] being confident of forgiveness! Remember that death …