"Once St. Silouanos met an ascetic who had the gift of compassion and shed many tears every day when he thought of the Lord's Passion and Crucifixion. "Is it good to pray for the dead?" the saint asked him. He sighed and replied, "If I could only bring everyone out of hell, then I would be very happy." He made a motion as if to gather wheat and began to weep."
An Athonite Gerontikon [067]