A realized god has no need of you. That a god should express such a need is a conscious choice. This is, in part, what it is for a god to love. It is making an exception. It is the willful giving over of estate. It is a visceral opening of the sacred body—a mortal wound. The depth of the love dictates and justifies the depth and severity of the wound. The breadth of the love dictates how long it will take for the wound to heal, if it ever does. For some, a god will go on bleeding forever.