"They say there is a young lady...who is beloved of the Great Being who made and rules the world. They say that He fills her mind with exceeding sweet delight, and that she hardly cares for anything except to meditate on Him. If you present all the world to her, with the richest of its treasures, she disregards it. She is unmindful of any pain or affliction. She has a single purity in her affections. You could not persuade her to compromise her true Love, even if you would give her the world. She possesses a wonderful sweetness, calmness, and kindness to those around her. She will sometimes go about from place to place, singing sweetly. She seems to be always full of joy and pleasure, and no one knows exactly why. She loves to be alone, walking in the fields and groves, and seems to have Someone invisible always conversing with her."
I fully desire to be this kind of woman: so in awe of her Beloved that nothing and no one else matters. With her head held high and always looking above, she challenges others to look toward that Source of life that so captivates her heart. A woman so focused on Him that it consumes her very being, making it obvious that she has been set apart.