God is love. That is all we know and all that matters in the end. For to say, “God is love,” means that we are loved, and therefore we can love. Loving is all we can do that matters now or ever, and that is possible only because God is love. To love is to be, for God is love. When we love, we are, for God is because God loves. I don’t know if I understand this, but it consoles me.
— from the book Song of the Sparrow: New Poems and Meditations by Murray Bodo, OFM