I saw full surely that ere God made us he loved us; which love was never slacked, nor shall ever be. And in this love he hath done all his works; and in this love he hath made all things profitable to us. And in this love our life is ever lasting. In our making we had beginning; but the love wherein he made us was in him from without beginning: in which love we have our beginning… And all this shall we see in God, without end.
~ Dame Julian of Norwich, c. 1400