When someone wages war against you, take example of Crist’s crucifixion. Don’t fight fire with fire. It makes you look ridiculous.
Instead make… a little path in order to let the light of Christ’s example and His teaching enter and then the darkness will go away by itself. One needs faith, courage and patience in order to accomplish this.
But without a cross to bare, there is no resurrection.
Based on St Porfyrios of Kavsokalivia
In this photo is depicted the Metropolitan Amphilohios of Adrianoupoleos raising the Cross with his hands at the Divine Liturgy. Vatopaidi, the feast of the Holy Founders.