GREAT LENT: The Eighth Day
"When someone takes the first step towards reconciliation, he immediately feels joy, peace and relief.
"Why? Prior to this hatred, enmity, separation and alienation laid like a heavy burden on his shoulders. There was also pressure from the devil who wanted his way.
"God, on the other hand, is love and humility.
"All of us, nonetheless - and I first - are fooled by our egoism, and seek to erect our own will. We believe that we are correct, that we are good, that others are at fault."
~ Elder Ephraim of Arizona