glory be to God

Posted by on May 19, 2015 in soul food | Comments Off on glory be to God

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You cannot experience pleasure without experiencing pain first.  You cannot enjoy food until you are hungry.  You cannot enjoy water without thirst.  You cannot experience joy without first going through suffering…

“And that is the meaning of the cross,” Fr. Maximos added. “It prepares the way for the Resurrection, for true joy.   It means that I go through life carrying my cross with joy.”

Kyriacos C. Markides,

Inner River:

A Pilgrimage to the Heart of Christian Spirituality