We should strive to keep our hearts open to the sufferings and wretchedness of other people, and pray continually that God may grant us that spirit of compassion which is truly the spirit of God.
—Vincent de Paul
The love of God is the first in the order of precepts; the love of neighbor is the first in the order of practice.
—Augustine of Hippo
You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your might.