And man does not love God! He offends Him! Ah! God brings contempt on Himself by dint of loving. One might say that He sought It! Would you allow yourselves to be thus despised and insulted by your children, your subordinates? God showers man with riches, loads him with benefits in spite of his sins, his daily sins! It is that he may return to Him, be conquered by Him. We must have the hearts of demons not to love God!
--St. Peter Julian Eymard