before Easter there must be a cross (Monson)
"We cannot go to heaven in a feather bed. The Savior of the world entered after great pain and suffering. We, as servants, can expect no more than the Master. Before Easter there must be a cross. While we walk these paths which bring forth bitter sorrow, we can also walk those paths which yield eternal joy."
President Thomas S. Monson, "The Paths Jesus Walked", Ensign, Liahona, May 1974