Because the martyrs were devout men and women, fire, flame, wheel and sword seemed to be flowers and perfume to them. If devotion can sweeten the most cruel torments and even death itself, what must it do for virtuous actions?
-St. Francis de Sales
I shall spend every moment loving. One who loves does not notice her trials; or perhaps more accurately, she is able to love them.
-St. Bernadette Soubirous
Act of Love
O Lord God, I love you above all things and I love my neighbor for your sake because you are the highest, infinite and perfect good, worthy of all my love. In this love I intend to live and die. Amen.