“There is nothing to be ashamed about dodging danger when you can. It is better to stay alive and healthy and thanks to this do something useful for people and pleasing to God, than to perish, proving to yourself or someone else the “inflexibility” of your faith. And the apostles did not take an unjustified risk, remembering that the Lord entrusted the whole world to their evangelistic labors, entrusted them with a huge flock.”
(Igor Tsukanov, in ‘Parish Life’)