October 31

Ask with many tears to be given the full assurance of salvation, but–if you are humble–do not ask to be given it long before your death, in case you grow negligent and indifferent. Ask that you may obtain it when you are close to your departure–but make your request in all seriousness, lest out of presumption you should delude yourself into believing that you possess such assurance only to find, when the time comes, that you have failed to attain it.

~St Theognostos