"The man turning away from the world in order to shake off the burden of his sins should imitate those who sit by the tombs outside the city. Let him not desist from ardent raging tears, from the wordless moans of the heart, until he sees Jesus Himself coming to roll back the rock of hardness off him, to free the mind, that Lazarus of ours, from the bonds of sin, to say to His ministering angels, 'Loose him from his passions and let him go to blessed dispassion.' If it is not done thus, then it is all for nothing."

- St John Climacus, (6th -7th Century) -