"God our Father, we find it difficult to come to you, because our knowledge of you is imperfect. In our ignorance we have imagined you to be our enemy; we have wrongly thought that you take pleasure in punishing our sins; and we have
"In one's gradual discovery of the difficult truth about himself, one can see God's great gentleness and love for the soul that could otherwise become terrified and rebel. God trusts that we will not run away from this light, but rather accept it as a gift. This gift is difficult to receive, but God must give such a gift in order to rescue the beloved soul from the unconscious lie in which it is living."
(Behold I Stand at the Door and Knock, pg. 42)
"The Father is unceasingly knocking on your door. He is knocking not only with the truth about the whitewashed tomb of your soul, but also with His mercy, ready to pour it over your misery at every moment."(Behold I Stand at the Door and Knock, pg. 20)
"Saints, upon losing the source of reliance on their dear ones, entrusted themselves to God without reservation. During the dark night, however, even they accepted spiritual help from persons whom God put in their way."
(God Alone Suffices, pg.71)