The following quotations attributed to Saint John of God bespeak his great love for God and total dedication to the poor, the hungry, the sick, and the suffering.
God is love! Whoever abides in love; abides in God and God in him.
Labor without stopping; do all the good works you can while you still have the time.
— St. John of God
O God, who filled Saint John of God with a spirit of compassion, grant, we pray, that, giving ourselves to works of charity, we may merit to be found among the elect in your Kingdom. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.