The souls of men from the twenty-first century are very different from the souls of past generations. Modern man is not capable of great sacrifices. From childhood, he is raised with a notion of impunity and the overwhelming right to his own needs, to his own opinion and to his own life, which would not be subordinated to anyone or anything. Modern man is subjected exclusively to himself. He is his own king and master, which is tantamount to choosing Satan as his lord and building the kingdom of darkness on earth; about which, however, people do not know and are not aware of this matter in their huge spiritual ignorance.
Modern man strives for immediate comfort and happiness. He does not possess the virtue of patience. When he wants something, he obtains it immediately. When he suffers, his suffering is removed upon request. When he despairs, he strives for self-destruction as he does not possess any other alternative to alleviate his pain. Man is subjected to a pervasive denaturalization; his soul is constrained by the influence and the cravings of the body; his spirit is spoiled by the lack of discipline and any requirements both from the environment in which he resides as well as from himself.
Excerpt from the message from day 5 XII 2011