"One thing the cross of Christ did was give a meeting ground between purest light and ultimate darkness. At the crucifixion, light met darkness and darkness was vanquished. That should be the focus and work of the Church: Meeting the darkness (of this world) with the light of Christ. Giving the hungry bread, the naked clothes, and the brokenhearted hope that things do get better because despite of whatever they have been through, they are loved... This theme is also what makes great stories. Think of "It's a Wonderful Life". George Bailey's darkness of mind is penetrated with the light of the love of his family and friends and he is brought back from the edge of despair into the arms of love."
If you agree, and you are Orthodox, know that this quote is from a Church of Christ boy. It is truth. It is the Faith.
"Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world."