Some Facets of Love

 ◊  Saint Alexis Falconieri, pray for us

True love in every moment praises God.
Longing love brings a sorrow sweet to the pure.
Seeking love belongs to itself.
Understanding love gives itself equally to all.
Enlightened love is mingled with the sadness of the world.
But selfless love bears an effortless fruit,
    working so quietly even the body cannot say
    how it comes and goes.

— Mechthild of Magdeburg