Come, follow; seek him. Do not let that unapproachable brightness and glory hold you back from seeking him or make you despair of finding him…If you can believe all things, all things are possible to him who believes…The Word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart…Believe and you have found him. Believing is having found. The faithful know that Christ dwells in their hearts by faith. What could be nearer? Therefore seek him confidently, seek him faithfully…The Lord is good to the soul who seeks him: seek him in your prayers, follow him in your actions, find him in your faith. How can faith fail to find him? It reaches what is unreachable, makes known what is unknown, grasps what cannot be measured, plumbs the uttermost depths and, in a way, encompasses even eternity itself in its wide embrace. I speak in faith when I say that I believe the eternal and blessed Trinity, although I do not understand it; and I hold fast by faith what I cannot grasp with my mind.
Bernard of Clairvaux, On the Song of Songs, Sermon 76, translated by Irene Edmonds, CF 40, pp 114-115