Spiritual people are all pain. In other words, they feel pain for situations and people, but are rewarded for this pain with divine consolation. They feel pain, but also divine consolation within themselves, because God pitches blessings down into our soul from Paradise. And we rejoice in His divine love. This is joy, spiritual joy, which is inexpressible and inundates the heart.
Saint Paisios the Athonite
Ο Θεός, ιλάσθητί μοι τώ αμαρτωλώ και ελέησόν με.