“Oh, in the name of all your mercies, O Lord my God, tell me what you are to me!
Say into my soul: I am thy salvation. Speak so that I can hear.
See, Lord, the ears of my heart are in front of you. Do not hide your face from me.
Let me die, lest I should die indeed; only let me see your face.”
—Saint Augustine, Confessions, Bk. I, Ch.5.