“I am such a product of my times, Lord. I am a coke-machine Christian: I want to put the dollar in the slot, press a button, and have holiness pop right out. I still resist the cross. No more, Lord. You have promises that if I trust in you and follow you, all my sorrows will change into the kind of joy that nothing on earth can taint. I cannot say that I like to suffer, but I can say that I trust in you, Jesus…”

~An excerpt from Fr. John Bartunek’s “The Better Part”