(psst, it's Richard P. McBrien)
Another entry for the Lapped Catholic motivation contest, "Mortification"
For extra motivation, this.
Do your own here.
" Contact with the visible manifestations of God's love can awaken within us a feeling of joy born of the experience of being loved. But this encounter also engages our will and our intellect. Acknowledgment of the living God is one path towards love, and the “yes” of our will to his will unites our intellect, will and sentiments in the all- embracing act of love." - Pope Benedict XVI "Deus Caritas Est"