Another journal post on the practice of unceasing, interior prayer. From September 13, 2007:
Why does God send love into our hearts? Why tend this love so diligently, unceasingly? Why love for God above all else? Because, as Jesus said, "where your treasure is there will your heart be also."
Our affections move us. If we love foolishly, we move through this life as fools. If crude loves attach us to unholy things, we become crude and unholy.
"The foot of the soul is love," wrote St. Augustine, "for it moves us by means of love to the place it's going."
The place I long to go is God. My love for God is the only thing that'll move me where I long to go.