Go forth in peace, for you have followed the good road. Go forth without fear, for he who created you has made you holy, has always protected you, and loves you as a mother. Blessed be you, my God, for having created me. -- St. Clare of Assisi
O Jesus, it is not the heavenly reward you have promised which impels me to love you;
neither is it the threat of hell that keep me from offending you.
It is you, O Lord, it is the sight of you affixed to the Cross and suffering insults;
it is the sight of your broken body, as well as your pains and your death.
There is nothing you can give me to make me love you.
For even if there were no heaven and no hell I would still love you as I do.