Love is closely connected to suffering.
Many people think love stops at pleasure.
But to suffer with someone, or for someone, is the truest and greatest love you can ever show.
To sacrifice self for someone else is love indeed.
Costly love is the very love of God.
“This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be a propitiation (atoning sacrifice) for our sins.” (1 Jn 4:10)
“Christ has suffered once for sin, the righteous for the unrighteous, that He might bring us to God.” (1 Pet 3:18)
See how He has loved you. How have you loved Him?