'... the Lord gave her to understand that it was his will that the story of these graces should be put down in writing for others to read.... "Is it not that devotion is increased in this way, serving as a reminder of my love for human beings?", ... "I have poured out my grace in your heart because I require great profit from it. That is why I want those who have received gifts similar to yours and who are careless enough to underestimate their value and make light of them to read about you; then they can recognize their own gifts and grow in gratitude and so increase in grace themselves..." '
Gertrude the Great of Helfta
GERTRUDE OF HELFTA, THE HERALD OF DIVINE LOVE
(BOOK I: Chapter 15)