“Now may the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God and into the patience of Christ.”
(2 Thess 3:5)
We are convinced that action taken by one or two pious men is done through the counsel of the Spirit.
Since there is no human motive placed before their eyes,
and saintly men are moved to action not with an aim of personal advantage
but after having proposed to themselves what is pleasing to God,
it is evident that it is the Lord who directs their hearts.
And whenever spiritual men are the initiators of plans,
and the people of the Lord follow them in harmony of thought,
who will doubt that the plan has been arrived at in communion with our Lord Jesus Christ,
who poured out his blood for the churches?
St. Basil the Great