Never forget that what gives value to a sacrifice is not the renouncement it demands but the quality of love which inspires the renouncement.St. Cyril of Jerusalem
The value of sacrifice is not in pain. It is in the love. Father, you love the way your Son Jesus loves. You see him love without reserve. And when you look at me, you see your Son in me. Even the tiny part of myself which is able to love in some small way is a reflection of your Son. And you cannot help but love that small part of me which reflects the Son. And this makes me desire to be more like Jesus.