“Any great love… makes the lover indifferent to physical hardships and sordid surroundings. The hovel of a man and wife who love each other is a far more joyous place than the rich apartment of the couple who have lost their love. Love of God begets an even greater indifference to our environment: a saint like St. Vincent de Paul was so carried away by his love for God’s poor that he forgot to feed himself.”
Source: Ven. Fulton J. Sheen, Way to Happiness, St. Pauls, 1998.