Joyful obedience

The monk finds gladness in the willing sacrifice of his entire self for the love of Christ. This is not a psychological trick or some façade for a blinkered existence but a powerful experience of the gift given by the Almighty and Righteous God.
For this reason, those who live a spiritual life give themselves wholeheartedly and with great effort, first and foremost for the love of Christ. It is on this path that they find that great joy; His abundant Grace.