And I set myself apart on their behalf, so that they too may be truly set apart.
[John 17:19 NET]
Do you remember, when Jesus was sitting with His disciples at the last supper, how He lifted up His voice and prayed, and in the midst of His prayer there came these wondrous words: “For their sakes I sanctify myself, that they also might be sanctified”? Is there anything in all the teachings that man has had from the lips of God that is nobler, that is more far–reaching than that to be my best not simply for my own sake, but for the sake of the world? You can help your fellow–men you must help your fellow–men; but the only way you can help them is by being the noblest and the best man that it is possible for you to be.
~ Phillips Brooks ~