Elisabeth Elliot writes,
"To be a follower of the Crucified Christ means, sooner or later, a personal encounter with the cross. And the cross always entails loss.
The great symbol of Christianity means sacrifice and no one who calls himself a Christian can evade this stark fact. It is not by any means an easy thing to recognize, within a given instance of personal loss, the opportunity it affords for participation in Christ's own loss."
- Elisabeth Elliot