Being truly alive

“As it is impossible for our body, whether or not it is ill, to move or even live without a soul, so the soul, whether it sins or not, is dead and completely incapable of living eternal life without the Holy Spirit” of God (Symeon the New Theologian). For although a person “may not sin, without the Holy Spirit he is dead or ailing” (Met. Hierotheos. 2010. The science of spiritual medicine, p. 90).