“This whole evolutionary upslope is a calling in which renewed life comes by blasting the old. Love shows itself as the power to embrace death and draw it into the wholeness of life….Divine love rises up from the throes of history because love is committed to life; it is the wellspring of new life. Love, poured out for another in the face of death, is the hope of new life. Love means to let go and enter into the storm and to love as passionately, extravagantly, and wastefully as God loves.”

The Unbearable Wholeness of Being, Ilia Delio