'...love gives food to the hungry, shelter to the homeless, help to the destitute, friendship to the lonely, comfort to the sad, provided always that these gifts are tokens of the giving of the self. For it is possible to give food, money, time and energy, and yet somehow withold oneself. But Christ gave himself. Though rich, he became poor, in order to make us rich.'
John Stott, The Cross of Christ, p.338.