In anguish and at the same time in bless…

Byzantine Icon Jesus in the Garden Agony
Byzantine Icon “Jesus in the Garden (Agony)”

“As Christians we are always in tension – in anguish and at the same time in bless. This is mad, ridiculous. But it is true – accepting the dark night just as we accept the brilliance of the day.

“We have to make an act of surrender – if I am in Christ, there are moments when I must share the cry of the Lord on the cross and the anguish in the garden of Gethsemane.

“There is a way of being defeated, even in our faith – and this is a way of sharing the anguish of the Lord.

“I don’t believe that we should ever say, ‘This cannot happen to you.’ If we are Christians we should go through this life, accepting the life and the world, not trying to create a falsified world.” –Metropolitan Anthony of Sourozh

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