Some men’s hearts are so deprived of love
of any kind that they are scarcely flesh and blood at all. Others have indeed a natural affection but
do not love deeply. To love deeply is to love all things, and
whatever one loves, for the love of God, and to put the love of God before all else. Another type of man does indeed delight in
God, but delights more in things. Men of this sort do not pour themselves out. They hear quickly, but take no root, for they
have no loving charity.