"Deafened to God's knocking and immersed in the spirit of this world by looking at the world without faith and constantly maintaining the absurd conviction that we gain everything we have on our own, we turn away from God."
(Open Wide the Door to Christ, pg. 15)
"God, by knocking on the door of your soul, expects you to entrust to Him the mystery of the whitewashed tomb. He expects that you will not hide the truth about yourself under the mask of the Pharisee."
(Behold I Stand at the Door and Knock, pg. 19)
"When we lose every illusion that we can be good Christians, parents, or spouses on our own, there will be born in us the prayer of trustful begging, wherein we ask God to direct us." (God Alone Suffices, pg.82)
"Ignorance of the bible is ignorance of Christ. Therefore, you may be the only bible some people will ever read so be careful how you live." (St. Jerome 345-420)
"It is unusual that, regarding the necessity to lower one's self, Christ emphasizes the one whom He Himself called great: "...among those born of women, no one is greater than John" (Lk 7:28). The entire greatness of this prophet was, however, that he removed himself; he was willing to cast himself into the shadows and be forgotten."
(Behold I Stand at the Door and Knock, pg. 104)
"If you want to gain Everything, if you desire to be united with God, then you have to consent to lose everything else that is not God. You will lose only illusions and your dreams of greatness that your pride conjures up. By agreeing to lose these illusions, you will gain God Himself." (Open Wide the Door to Christ, pg. 192)