Quotes from the Saints
On the Love and Humility of God
There were ten lepers in the holy Gospel, and the divine bath - the command of the living Logos of God - cleansed all ten of them. But only one returned to give thanks to his great Benefactor. And then Truth itself, Jesus, asked, "Were there not ten cleansed? But where are the nine? Were there not any found who returned to give glory to God except this foreigner?"
Therefore, in every good turn of events, but also in attacks of misforturne, in good health, as well as in encounters with illness, in joy, but also in sorrow, we should always offer up the fragrant incense of our thankfulness before the throne of God as unprofitable servants who have received mercy through the precious blood of Christ. "Our dear Christ, our good God, give us the gift of thankfullness, so that we will not be condemned even more - the guilt for our other various sins is enough."
Elder Ephraim from the Holy Mountain