The spiritual life of Christians follows the arc of Christ’s life, through his victorious death, then back to the Father in his risen glory. Each fruitful participation in the liturgy of the Eucharist moves us further along the invisible pathway that passes from the Father who created us, along the way of the cross and resurrection marked out by the Son, and bath to the Father by the power of the indwelling Spirit who has been given to us.
Charles Cummings, Monastic Practices, 2nd ed. (Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2015), pp. 41-42. ISBN: 978-0-87907-484-5.