Today, a short quote from that feisty nun, Teresa of Avila.
It is certain that the love of God does not consist in tears, nor in this sweetness and tenderness which we for the most part desire, and with which we console ourselves; but rather in serving Him in justice, fortitude, and humility. That seems to me to be a receiving rather than a giving of anything on our part.
Teresa of Avila . The Life of St. Teresa of Jesus . Kindle Edition.