St. John of Kronstadt: . . . rejoice in your sufferings, thanking God . . .

Icon of St. John of Kronstadt“When you are subjected to the malicious and furious violence of the passions, and to the harassments of the Devil, during the fulfillment of various works for God, accept these sufferings as sufferings for the name of Christ, and rejoice in your sufferings, thanking God; for the Devil is preparing you, without knowing it himself, the most shining crowns from the Lord.”

— St. John of Kronstadt, My Life in Christ