"In your mercy, Lord my God, tell me what you are to me. 'Say to my soul, I am your salvation.' So speak that I may hear you. The ears of my heart are turned to you, Lord; open them and say to my soul: 'I am your salvation.' I will run after your voice, and I will lay hold of you. Do not hide your face from me. Let me see your face even if I die, for if I see it not, I shall die of longing."
~ Augustine of Hippo