The Apostle Paul writes to the Corinthians, "For the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God." (1 Cor 1:18)
Fr. Chris Salamy, author of The Way of the Warrior Saint: How to Live a Crucifixional Life, looks to Christ as the model for conquering the fear and sin in our lives that would otherwise master us. The power of the cross is manifested when sacrifice is made in service and love to others. Crucifixional living cultivates vision and change in our own lives, and in the way we work and serve others.
Fr. Chris pastors St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church in Phoenix, AZ, which offers many resources at WarriorSaints.org.