But to serve God freely and joyously with a pure heart, yea, what a delicious life it is! Ah, to embrace the delight and love of this supreme good with a full heart what a joy it is! You must know: even though there were no reward hereafter, it would be a reward in itself. Behold, they walk on earth and yet they dwell in heaven.
— Henry Suso, quoted in The Soul Afire:
Revelations of the Mystics
edited by H.A. Reinhold