“If you knew how much God loves you,” said the Cure d’Ars, “You would die of joy.” It took Devarshi 35 years, he tells us, to realize that this was not only a sweet sentiment, but a spiritual teaching.
During the service he also tells the story of the brakes failing on his van and being saved by taking the name of The Lord in vain (“I learned that is never really is in vain,” he says). This talk is both entertaining and inspiring.
This is the full quote that Devarshi reads at the end of the service:
Did we but know how our Lord loves us, we would die of joy! Our only happiness on earth is to love God, and to know that God loves us. To be loved by God, to be united to God, to live in the presence of God, to live for God. Oh, blessed life and blessed death!
—St. John Vianney, the Cure D’Ars