No wonder Our Crucified Redeemer thirsted for us on the Cross—thirsted for our unresponsive hearts and dulled souls. Nor let us think that His thirst is a proof of His need, but of our own. He does not need us for His perfection any more than we need the flower that blooms outside our window for our perfection. In dry seasons we desire rain for the flower, not because we need the rain, but because the flower needs it.
In a like manner, God thirsts for us not because He needs us for His happiness, but because we need Him for our happiness.
—from Victory Over Vice by Venerable Fulton Sheen, Ch. 5 – The Fifth Word: Gluttony