Dear Fr. Simon,
Many thanks for such a swift response.
Perhaps, Kyle, I can assert how true I have found what Fr. Simon says.
What matters is not whether we have sinned - after all, if any man says he has not he has not the truth in him - but whether we have repented and whether we have amended our lives; yes, we shall stumble and fall and be hurt; but the Orthodox Church is not a court, it is a hospital in which we find the salve for what ails us all.
In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins. (1 John 4:10)