The heart is but a small vessel; and yet dragons and lions are there, and there likewise are poisonous creatures and all the treasures of wickedness; rough, uneven paths are there, and gaping chasms. There also is God, there are the angels, there life and the Kingdom, there light and the apostles, the heavenly cities and the treasures of grace: all things are there.” -St. Marcarius the Great (, Homilies 43:7)

Many of us in the West have a distorted view of salvation based on faulty conceptions of Christ’s atonement. But you must understand that You are not your sins.