I desire to love you, O my God, with a love that is patient, with a love that abandons itself wholly to you, with a love that acts, and most important of all, with a love that perseveres. Just as one who loves a creature thinks of him often, so let the lover of God have him often in his thoughts. The mirror into which we must look in order to attain divine love is Jesus Christ. If the actions of our neighbors had a hundred sides, we ought to look at them on the best side. When an action is blameworthy, we should strive to see the good intentions behind it. Let us do everything for love and, remembering that love longs for love alone, nothing can appear hard to us.
– St. Theresa Margaret of the Sacred Heart