The very choice to seek the truth or to adjust it to oneself is made in the depths of the human spirit. There is no one there, and not even God influences the heart. And it is in this secret choice that the reason for the pre-election or rejection of a person is rooted. God has revealed to all of us the only way to salvation, and therefore will not have mercy on those who have not sought Him. The one who, in the depths of his heart, decided to seek God, is already among God’s chosen ones. And now, during the New Testament, the Lord will not leave him alone. He will certainly send a preacher to him, who will proclaim the way of salvation to him.
Hieromartyr Daniel Sysoev.