I offer myself as a sacrifice to thee.
There’s a difference between offering myself as a sacrifice to God and masochism:
Sacrifice to God deepens the spirit, making me more human, whole, and holy. When suffering is involved, it is redemptive. It is never pointless.
Masochism cripples body, mind and spirit; it’s inhumane, shattering, and an act against God’s gift of life. Self-inflicted suffering is an exercise of self hatred, not Godly love.
God grant me the wisdom to know the difference.