French mystic and Christian writer, Madame Jeanne Guyon, was a contemporary of and sometimes co-author with François Fénelon in the late 17th- and early 18th-centuries. Madame Guyon, in her work, Experiencing the Depths of Jesus Christ, describes an ever-deepening relationship with Jesus. Since our Lord’s desire, she writes, is to have us know him, he provides grace and personal encounters that cause us to desire more of him.

The Lord’s chief desire is to reveal himself to you and, in order for him to do that, he gives you abundant grace. The Lord gives you the experience of enjoying his presence. He touches you, and his touch is so delightful that, more than ever, you are drawn inwardly toward him.