Saint John of the Cross

“In the evening of life, we will be judged on love alone.” “Whoever wishes to come after me must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me” (Mark 8:34b) is the story of John’s life.
 
“A soul enkindled with love is a gentle, meek, humble, and patient soul.”
 
 “To be taken with love for a soul, God does not look on its greatness, but the greatness of its humility.”
 

“What we need most in order to make progress is to be silent before this great God with our appetite and with our tongue, for the language he best hears is silent love.”