Let us not cling to the earthly and perishable. Let us follow the Ascended Christ on eagle wings of faith; let us ascend to the spiritual Heaven; because otherwise, “the swamp will devour us,” as one poet says. In earlier times, simple and honest people lived in poor huts, like angels on earth. And now, unintelligent brutes and evil demons live in luxurious mansions.
"It is my hope that I speak to the faithful who know but one kind of drunkenness, that holy drunkenness described by the Psalmist who exhorts us to taste and see that the Lord is good (Psalm 33:8). I hope that you have you ears open for blessed is he that speaketh in the ears of them that will hear (Sirach 25:9)."