“If you want to serve God, prepare your heart not for food, not for drink, not for rest, not for ease, but for suffering, so that you may endure all temptations, trouble and sorrow. Prepare for severities, fasts, spiritual struggles and many afflictions, for ‘by many tribulations we must enter into the kingdom of God;’ (Acts 14:22) ‘The kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent bear it away.‘” (Matt 11:12) – St Sergius of Radonezh