Friday, Lent II

“Trusting is hard. It means ceding control. And we all like control. I like control. The only way to the Resurrection was for Christ to go to the cross, for Him to give His whole life in order to pave the way to Paradise for us. The only way we can be given salvation is to give our whole life to Christ. This is why we pray in the petitions in our services ‘Let us commend ourselves and one another and our whole life to Christ our God.’ If the ideal and the goal is to commend our whole life to Christ, then we need to give Him the first and the best, not the leftovers.” ~Fr. Stavros Akrotirianakis