Hear the Word of your Beloved:
“I have called you by name, from the beginning. You are mine and I am yours. You are my Beloved, on you my favor rests.
I have molded you in the depths of the earth and knitted you together in your mother’s womb.
I have carved you in the palms of my hands and hidden you in the shadow of my embrace.
I look at you with infinite tenderness and care for you with a care more intimate than that of a mother for her child.
I have counted every hair on your head and guided you at every step.
Wherever you go, I go with you, and wherever you rest, I keep watch.
I will give you food that will satisfy all your hunger and drink that will quench all your thirst.
I will not hide my face from you. You know me as your own as I know you as my own.
You belong to me. Wherever you are I will be. Nothing will ever separate us. We are one.”
(Henri Nouwen in Life of the Beloved.)