God is above so high and his greatness seemingly unfathomable to man, but His work can be seen with natural means in that everything is interconnected to Him and participates in the divine from the most lowly creature who must think in terms of associations to the higher minded consciousness who stares directly into His Light. It is in hierarchy that we all participate in His chain of being, where love and responsibility unites all into a fabric of life. To be in a higher position entails greater responsibility and love that comes from understanding the lower in its naivety and nurture its delicacy.
A man has authority over a woman, who was created to serve him, but this authority entails greater responsibility and so it is universal that it is the man who must sacrifice his life for the women, a price and burden that no man would ever renounce. But even among the infantile, it can be seen that the child feels that it too has responsibility over the something smaller and more vulnerable than it and so it feels that it must give its life to protect the life of a puppy. The converse is also the case where the servant sees his monarch as the representative of God and so he flings forward, his life in disregard in protection of his pontificate, the bridge between earth and heaven.
So whose burden is it to uphold and defend the other? It really seems to be reciprocation of loyalty and love that demands an obligatory burden on the entirety of society. It demands that all be completely selfless.