“Are you afraid of death?” The woodworker answered, “How can I fear that which fears me and which will have to serve me as a bridge to the eternal kingdom.”
The king then asked, “Do you wish to be the king?” The woodworker answered, “How can I wish for that what I already am? My creator has adopted me through Christ, and my creator is the King of Kings. So, I’m already a king.”
Finally the king asked, “How many children do you have?” The young man said, “I have 300. These are the ones who I baptized and gave birth in the spirit. These are my spiritual children who call me their spiritual father.”
St. Nikolai Velimirovich
~ Missionary Letters #3