“In Christ God offers all happiness in place of our misery, all wealth in place of our neediness; in Christ God opens to us the heavenly treasures that our whole faith may contemplate His beloved Son, that our whole expectation may depend upon Him, and that our whole hope may cleave to and rest in Him. This, indeed, is that secret and hidden philosophy which cannot be wrested from syllogisms. But they whose eyes God has opened surely learn it by heart, that in His light they may see light.”
–John Calvin, Institutes of the Christian Religion, ed. John T. McNeill; trans. Ford Lewis Battles; Library of Christian Classics, XX–XXI (Philadelphia: Westminster John Knox, 1960), 3.20.1.