"God has given us a free will. Unless we had a free will, we could not love. God never coerces us but invites us to return our love for His selfless love of us. He invites us to do this by conforming, surrendering and sacrificing our wills to His. ... Every moment of our lives is a providential expression of God's love for us, inviting us to respond no matter what the cost is to ourselves."
— John A. Hardon S.J.