I myself am all infirmity and misery. God is my strength. To know this is to me the highest wisdom, making me blessed.
-St. John of Kronstadt, "My Life in Christ"
why did He not help Himself on the Cross?for He was hastening on to close conflict with death himself. (See Hooker, E. P. v. 48. 9.) He descended not from the Cross, not because He could not, but because He would not. For Him Whom the tyranny of death restrained not, how could the nails of the Cross restrain?"