The Lord Says: "It is true...
"...It is true that I desire you to use your being, and exercise the graces which I have bestowed upon you, in virtue, using the free-will which I have given you, with the light of reason, because though I created you without your help, I will not save you without it.... I loved you before you were, and My beloved ones saw and knew this, and therefore they loved Me ineffably, and through their love hoped so greatly in Me that they feared nothing."
The source of all goodness and wisdom is God, and this particular message was conveyed through:
The Dialogue of St. Catherine of Siena, revelations of God to her, translated by Algar Thorold, p.251