I think I discovered that amazing Jesuit, Anthony de Mello, in the late 80s or early 90s and I remember simply not being able to get enough of his teaching at that time. I do wish I could have attended one of his retreats while he was alive. If a person is at all receptive, it is quite impossible to hide from oneself and really engage what he has to say a the same time. Here's a sample:
Is it possible for the rose to say, "I will give my fragrance to the good people who smell me, but I will withhold it from the bad?" Or is it possible for the lamp to say, "I will give my light to the good people in this room, but I will withhold it from the evil people"? Or can a tree say, "I'll give my shade to the good people who rest under me, but I will withhold it from the bad"? These are images of what love is about.