Listen, daughter, to those words of unspoken bravery, which are characteristic only of love. Out of love, the Son of God humiliated Himself, served, taught, healed, fed, strengthened, straightened, gladdened, suffered, was in distress, forgave, and died. "The Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give His life as ransom for many." (Matt. 20:28) When serving, He served with rejoicing; when sacrificing Himself, He sacrificed voluntarily, not worrying about Himself, but looking constantly with an everlasting, ardent love towards the heavens, at those two other Persons of the Holy Trinity. That is the simple existence of love in the Son. That is also the natural way of men who have love. Because of this St. Nilus of Sinai says, "With pain you have aquired divine love, that all become easy to do and maintain. But where there is no love, there is no repose." And all becomes difficult and impossible.