There is nothing better or more necessary than love.
John of the Cross, Spiritual Canticle of The Soul and The Bridegroom, Notes to the Stanzas, Note to Stanza, 28 part 1
Oh, night that guided me. Oh, night more lovely than the dawn. Oh, night that joined beloved with lover. Lover transformed in the Beloved!John Of The Cross
I remained, lost in oblivion; My face I reclined on the Beloved. All ceased and I abandoned myself, leaving my cares forgotten among the lilies.John Of The Cross
He who loves is not ashamed before men of what he does for God, neither does he hide it through shame though the whole world should condemn it.John Of The Cross
At the evening of life, we shall be judged on our love.John Of The Cross
God is a dark night to man in this life.John Of The Cross