"The Holy Spirit needs your openness, your internal disposition. He stands at the door and knocks, but He will not enter uninvited. You can, therefore, close yourself to Him or you can, through faith and humility, open the doors of your heart wide to Him."
(The Gift of Faith, Third Edition, pg.165
"Acknowledging that dying to yourself is the optimal program of your life will be the result of the efforts of your mind and will. Your emotions and your feelings, however, will defy these efforts. Therefore, you should often repeat to yourself: I want to believe that everything that happens to me leads me to new life, even though it is so difficult and painful." (Open Wide the Door to Christ, pg. 171
"In what or in whom do I place my trust? On what or on whom do I count? These questions lead us to discover the problem of our false
reliances." (God Alone Suffices, pg. 3)
"Because God respects our freedom and our choices, we can impose our desires upon God and compel Him to change His holy plans. The Lord consents to this even though each modification of His will means only greater suffering for us." (Open Wide the Door to Christ, pg. 106)