Another Step on the Ladder

"There is no greater satisfaction than to know that with each
passing day you are taking another step on the ladder to
heaven. It is like someone who is on a diet to lose weight
and gain their health; they sacrifice the delicious taste of
sweets and fats for the reward of looking and feeling
youthful and energetic. I would rather spend a day on my
knees in a field of flowers and gazing upon their blossoms,
than to sit on a throne with servants fulfilling my every
human need."

Crown of Thorns, pg. 108