The Church of the end times needs to be restored to the bridal love which is ready to follow the Bridegroom (Christ) in the third mile of love (Song of Songs 5:2-6). Suffering purifies the deep wounds by which humanity was wounded because of sin. When we accept these sanctifying and cleansing sufferings, we will be ready to receive the final ornaments of the bride. The early Church lived at the level of bridal love, the slain love. They were thus able to stand firm in times of persecution and martyrdom and drew many to the Christian faith. The slain love can draw many to faith and prepare the Church as a bride ready to put on her final ornaments.