God asks, “What fruits of the spirit do my servants receive? First, I look on you and give you light. I wake the loud, barking dog of conscience within you. I also make you sensitive to the perfume of virtue, and I give you joy in fellowship.

“Sometimes I allow the world to show you its true colors. I let you feel all sorts of different emotions. I do this so you may know how inconstant this life is, and so you’ll be more eager to look for your home in eternal life.

“The eye can’t see, the tongue can’t describe, and the heart can’t imagine how many paths I walk, solely for love. I’ll lead you all back to grace so My truth may be realized in you. I want to do this because My love for you can;t be measured and also because of your prayers and cravings and sufferings.” — Catherine of Siena, Dialogue