The presence of the lovers, one to the other, which is essential to love, has this feature: if one of them finds it impossible to reach the other, all that is needed is for the other to make the move: so, whichever way it is, they will be able to be together. Hence the solemn promises our Lord makes by assuring His disciples that He will not leave them on their own, without Him.
Once again He is the Good Shepherd who goes ahead of His sheep: And when he hath let out his own sheep, he goeth before them; and the sheep follow him, because they know his voice. No one in this world has ever felt so compelled by the urgency and earnestness of love as Jesus Christ did and does. He said so Himself when He spoke so powerfully and so movingly of His own death, with words that would be incomprehensible for those who do not know how to love: I have a baptism to be baptize. Genuine love desires to give its life –all that it has and all that it is—because that is the most perfect way to express itself and prove itself (Jn 15:13). And it wants to do so as soon as may be, because the person in love does not understand protraction or delay when it is a question of reaching the loved one. Leaping, vaulting, bounding; but always hastening to be with her as soon as possible: