St. Ignatius is especially well-known for a series of devotions he developed based on the scriptures, designed to help one move along his or her spiritual journey, called the Spiritual Exercises, St. Ignatius' discipline is built on using one's imagination to enter into the Biblical story.
Here's a part of the prayer that caught my eye:
Oh, my God, I want to love you,
Not that I might gain heaven
Nor escape eternal hell
But, Lord, to love you just because
you are my God.
As I pondered that prayer I realized that's how it is with all of us. We want to be loved not because of what we can do for the other, but rather, just because. Just because we are who we are. That, in the end, is the purest expression of love--is it not? To love another, just because.
(The photo is an icon of St. Ignatius of Loyola)