"Look down upon me and have mercy on me according to the judgment of those who love your Name. For you first loved me, so that I might love you. By loving you, I love myself, and thus I am wisely able also to love my neighbor as myself.
Lord, teach me how to act; teach me how to do your will. For though I hear, and bear in mind what I hear, I am by no means supposed to have learned if I do not act."
-- Commentary on Psalm 118 (27), 5-8
Prayer. Lord, you first loved me, so that I might love you.
-- Commentary on Psalm 118 (27), 15