We are called to love God above all things with our whole heart and soul and mind. . .Love is choosing. I have to choose to love God when my conscious being feels no attraction save for what is here and now desirable. . .I am loving much when I pour out my love over the feet of Jesus in his brethren. I have to bring before my mind all sorts of reasons for doing this. . .But there are other powerful incentives that perhaps have to precede the loving preoccupation with Jesus: consideration of the brevity of our life span, its mysteriousness, what it is for, its gravity, and the appalling danger of wasting it. All day long, if we take the trouble, we can glean in the field of our lives, abundant motives for surrendering ourselves to life’s whole meaning – God.
– Sister Ruth Burrows