I just read an article about St. John of the Cross. Wow.
He knew that God is passionately in love with each one of us! This is a quote from the Word Among Us for Sept. '09 (page 5):
"...the great message of the life and writings of St. John of the Cross is that each and every life is an ongoing love story -- the story of God inviting us to a deeper transfroming relatioshiop with him."
..."God loves you passionately and without reserve. He is like a lover, a bridegroom who comes looking for spce in your heart. Our challenge, hten, is to let go of anything that stands in the way, and open ourselves to this passionate love."