I had three manners of understanding of this light, Charity. The first is Charity unmade; the second is Charity made; the third is Charity given. Charity unmade is God; Charity made is our soul in God; Charity given is virtue. And that is a precious gift of working in which we love God, for himself; and of working in which we love God, for himself; and ourselves, in God; and that which God loveth, for God.
Juliana of Norwich: Revelations of Divine Love.