I was astonished that although I now love you…I did not persist in enjoyment of my God. Your beauty drew me to you, but soon I was dragged away from you by my own weight and in dismay I plunged again into the things of this world…As though I had sensed the fragrance of the fare but was not yet able to eat it.
– Augustine, on the enjoyment of God
as quoted by Piper, John; When I Don’t Desire God: How to Fight for Joy; copyright 2004; Crossway Books; Wheaton, Il.; p. 14