In God, the ‘eros desire’ is outgoing, ecstatic. Because of it lovers no longer belong to themselves but to those whom they love. God also goes out of himself . .. when he captivates all creatures by the spell of his love and his desire . . . In a word, we might say that Beauty-and-Goodness is the object of the eros desire and is the eros desire itself . . .

Dionysius the Areopagite

Source: Divine Names, IV,13 (Amazon Affiliate)