After death you cannot expect purification. You will remain as you are when you cross over. You must prepare your cleansing here. Let us hurry, for who can predict how long one will live? How can we appear unclean in the other world? With what eyes will we look at our fathers and brothers who will meet us? How will we answer their questions: “What is this that is wrong with you? What is this? And what is this?” What shame will cover us! Let us hasten to set right all that is out of order. to appear at least in a somewhat tolerable and bearable state in the other world.
-St. Theophan the Recluse
Lent is coming. Are you ready?