My God, I love you above all else
and you I desire as my final goal.
Always and in all things,
with my whole heart and strength I seek you.
If you do not give yourself to me,
you give nothing;
if I do not find you,
I find nothing.
Grant me, therefore, most loving God,
that I may always love you for yourself above all things,
and seek you in all things in the present life,
so that finally I may find you and keep you
for ever in the world to come.
Thomas Bradwardine, c. 1300 – 1349, English scholastic philosopher
“I am the bread of life,” Jesus told them. “No one who comes to me will ever be hungry, and no one who believes in me will ever be thirsty again.