"It is our privilege that God has revealed to us this divine, incomprehensible, and ineffable mystery, and given us sublime knowledge of himself so that we should love him with the highest, most perfect kind of love. For just as warmth follows the light of the sun, so love follows knowledge of the good. An unknown good cannot possibly be loved, but a known good is loved in proportion to its goodness and our knowledge of it. Now God is infinitely good, he is all goodness, just as the sun is all light and fire is all heat."
Lawerence of Brindisi (AD 1559-1619), Opera Omnia, VIII, 451-452
Lawrence was a Capuchin and preached throughout Europe before dying in Lisbon, Portugal.