Jesus who was divine showed his divinity in ways which are far from our understanding of power. He took on the form of a slave. He emptied himself and accepted death, even death on a cross. To our way of thinking, emptying oneself is the exact opposite of being fulfilled. Yet Jesus shows us that true fulfilment comes though self-giving out of love and it is through his total self-giving that Jesus reveals to us what loves is and what love attains. The Way of the Cross is the Way of total self-giving in love. (Archbishop Diarmuid Martin)
Lord Jesus, teach me to give of myself, and not to count the cost.