"On earth love is fed by the words of God; in heaven it is filled by the words of God. On earth it has the company of friends; in heaven the fellowship of the angels. It toils in the world, it finds rest in heaven. Here below it is guided aright by growing; in that other world it is possessed in its perfection without threat."
Fulgentius of Ruspe (AD 468-533), Sermo 5, 6: CCL 91A, 923
Fulgentius was the bishop of Ruspe in northern Africa, a faithful disciple of Augustine, and the best theologian of his time.