“In the Monastery of the Flavians in Asia Minor, the Turks had captured a man and slaughtered him. Then they told his wife, ‘Either deny Christ or we will kill your children, too.’ And she replied, ‘My husband is now with Christ, and my children I entrust to Christ, and I will not renounce Christ.’ What bravery! If Christ is not in us, how can there be such bravery? Today, people without Christ are building their homes on rubble.”
(Elder St Paisios in ‘Spiritual Awakening’)