“Yes, these are very sobering times, but sobriety is not the same as anxiety or sadness or gloom and doom. Sobriety has to do with clarity of mind, and rationality of thought, as well as transformation of the heart by the grace of God.
“Yes, [God] is merciful, but he is also demanding that we take him seriously as to both who he is and what he says. Otherwise, we are not fit either for heaven or for this earth.
“And earth is meant to be an icon of heaven if I understand the Lord’s prayer properly. May his will be done in us, and may his kingdom come in us, and may his name be glorified in us… on earth as it is in heaven.” ~Fr. David May (Restoration, July-August 2020, p. 3)