Take up your cross and follow me. Those who want to save their life will lose it. Those who lose their life for me will live.
Matthew 16: 25

The marks of Jesus are imprisonment, chains, scourgings, blows and stoning in bearing testimony to the Gospel.
Galatians 6:17 – 17

Following the cross does not mean cultic adoration, mystical absorption, or ethical imitation. It means practice in a variety of ways in accordance with the cross of Jesus, in which a person freely perceives and attempts to follow his own way of life and suffering.
Hans Kung

Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable… Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals.
Martin Luther King Jr.