No other way1 April 2017
The ability to bear pain patiently increases within us through prayer, confession, holy communion, reading sacred books, the recollection of the sufferings of Our Lord Jesus Christ and all His saints. Through visiting those worse off than us and reflecting on the eternal bliss in Paradise. There’s no other path to salvation except that of the Cross, of suffering, patience and sacrifice, as the Savior says: ‘In [Through] your patience, you will gain your souls (Luke 21, 19); and ‘Those who show patience to the end will be saved (Math. 24, 13).