“We ought to suffer a thousand and again a thousand times more than Christ because He is God and we are dust and ashes, yet it is the reverse. He who had a thousand and again a thousand times less need, has taken upon himself a thousand and again a thousand times more than we. No understanding can fathom nor tongue can express, no writing can record, but only the inward feeling can grasp what is involved in the suffering of Christ.”
–Martin Luther, from Martin Luther’s Easter Book, Ed. Roland H. Bainton, as quoted in Jesus, Keep Me Near the Cross, Ed. Nancy Guthrie (Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2009), 14.