We need to understand: God created us. He has in His mind a perfect version of you and that is the perfection that we should strive for. There is a perfect version of each of us, in God’s mind, and we want to bring the present imperfect version into alignment with the perfect version so that we are perfect. It is not so much the attainment of perfection as the effort towards perfection that counts.” Thoughts on living rightly, joyfully, and purposefully in the modern world from an Orthodox hermit priest-monk. All the chapters can be read separately and applied to our lives wherever we are on the road of life and salvation.