“What, I ask, is more wonderful than the beauty of God? What thought is more pleasing and satisfying than God’s majesty? What desire is as urgent and overpowering as the desire implanted by God in a soul that is completely purified of sin and cries out in its love: ‘I am woundeed by love!’? The radiance of the divine beauty is altogether beyond the power of words to describe.”

— from Rules of Monks by St Basil the Great