By His Holiness Pope Shenouda III
A life of repentance is the beginning of the spiritual way. It is a transition from being hostile and resisting God, to following His way. It is however a long way where one aims at a life of holiness, “without which no one will see the Lord.” (Heb. 12:14). And the Lord said. "... you shall be holy for I am holy." (Lev.11:44).
There are levels of holiness, where one grows, taking the Lord Himself as an example, to come closer to His image and likeness.
That is how the faithful develop ...