Even though the man Christ Jesus, in the form of God together with the Father with whom He is one God, accepts our sacrifice, nonetheless He has chosen in the form of a servant to be the sacrifice rather than to accept it.
Therefore, He is the priest Himself Who presents the offering, and He Himself is what is offered.
- City of God 10, 20
Prayer. Lord, Thou gladdened my mind with spiritual joy. How glorious is Thy cup, surpassing all previous delights!
- Commentary on Psalm 22, 5
"The inner life of another that is known to God alone becomes to a much less degree open to us through friendship. It partially fills the desire of our incomplete, lonely hearts for completeness in another. Friendship brings out the best in a person through forgetfulness of self." - St. Thomas Aquinas