The joy of being a Christian only comes through crucifixion.
- Fr. Thomas Hopko.
Fr. Tom's Podcasts
You are now in the warfare, having received the Holy Spirit in baptism. The war is going on inside of you. The old man remains and dies hard. You are to take your cross and to follow Christ. When the old man with his passions is overwhelming you, to come to confession, repent and overcome as the Lord gives you strength! The mystery of confession and repentance is the Second Baptism when God forgives your sin and renews you.