The body is the temple of God and therefore it has to be maintained, unsuffered by disease and distress. It has not been offered to man for catering to one's selfish vagaries. Jesus sanctified his body by sacrificing it for saving others. He was conscious of that supreme purpose and duty. With faith in the oneness of humanity, he stood against opponents and critics and confronted their onslaughts. Every saint and prophet who strove to uplift the downtrodden and open the eyes of the blind to the splendor of God and Grace, had to be ready and willing for the ultimate sacrifice. One has to expect trouble and welcome the chance for sacrificing all that one clings to, while one is upholding Truth and righteousness. Faith in God is the bedrock that can save man from downfall.
(SSS Vol XIX - Chap 28)