"God... took human nature and even the innocent passions, such as hunger, thirst, and even weariness, in order to draw near to us with great love, to refresh us and not to burn us. He came in such a manner as to become truly the remedy for us. He became not only the physician but also the medicine. By its very nature love is a cross. Anyone wishing to love must be crucified. Real love means putting individualism and selfishness to death. It could even be said that love means accepting this dying as life."