"Purifying Ourselves Through Self-Denial"
If anyone wishes to come after Me, let him deny himself, take up his cross and follow Me. What is the cross? It is first of all a symbol of love, not pain and suffering. Although love is best proven in the extent it is willing to go to, including pain, suffering and the denial of self for other’s sake. Even if unreciprocated. Even if unappreciated. It doesn’t seek its own. In that sense I dare say love is one way. That’s what the cross is.