by abbamoses

The uncomfortable discipline of our Church does not allow us to forget that without Crucifixion there is no Resurrection and without death there is no life everlasting. This is who we are as Orthodox: followers of the Crucified One, taking upon our shoulders every day our own personal crosses, climbing step after step the difficult path that leads to our own resurrection.

— Fr Vasile Tudora

This is an excerpt from The Uncomfortable Church, a post on his Gladsome Light Dialogues blog.
The image above is from that post.

Fr Vasile’s edifying words reminded me of an earlier post on this blog, Strait is the Gate.