August 2, 2010

Without A Cross, No One Goes To Paradise

by Elder Joel Yiannakopoulos

Without a cross, no one goes to paradise. However, we must lift up our cross, and not drag it. In order to lift up your cross, you must know the issue which troubles you in a spiritually correct way. Let us take for example a table. If you grab it from one corner, it is very difficult to lift it, it takes much effort, and even if you do, it can only be held for a short time unless you possess superhuman strength. If you grab it with two hands, however, and from the center, you will lift it with ease, and with ease you will move it to where you want it. Let us be sure then to lift up our cross in a spiritually correct way. Then our cross will be light and bearable.