One of St. John of the Cross' oft-quoted and misquoted sayings

"If I love God, I love what He is: life, compassion, forgiveness, beauty. If I love God, I fight for respect for human rights, for freedom, and for justice."

what I wanted to do was not a good mortification (what was better, poverty or charity?); that since love was the better, I shouldn’t renounce anything that awakened my love

Where does this strength come from? "God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit that has been given to us" (Romans 5:5)

St. Edith Stein provides a definition of what it means to seek God, in God

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