“…our earthly life is enough time for us to repent and learn to do God’s will add learn to love as our Father loves. Whether that portion of our life is pleasant or difficult, whether it is full of years or is cut short, actually doesn’t matter. What matters is whether we learn to love God and our neighbor and whether we lovingly submit to the will of God in surrender during this earthly existence.“
(Hieromonk Innocent of the Monastery of St John of Shangai)