"If only I possessed the grace, good Jesus, to be utterly at one with you! Amidst all the variety of worldly things around me, Lord, the only thing I crave is unity with you. You are all my soul needs. Unite, dear friend of my heart, this unique little soul of mine to your perfect goodness. You are all mine; when shall I be yours? Lord Jesus, my beloved, be the magnet of my heart; clasp, press, unite me for ever to your sacred heart. You have made me for yourself; make me one with you. Absorb this tiny drop of life into the ocean of goodness whence it came." St. Francis de Sales (1567-1622)
The joy of the gospel fills the hearts and lives of all who encounter Jesus. Those who accept his offer of salvation are set free from sin, sorrow, inner emptiness and loneliness. With Christ joy is constantly born anew. (Pope Francis-Evangelii Gaudium)
"Are you the vigilant servant who hears the Lord's knocking? Do you run to the door to open it for Him? The servant who is vigilant not only has girded loins in order to be ready to fulfill the Lord's indications, but also a lighted torch, which is the Light of Truth. Openness to God means, above all, remaining in truth."
(Behold I Stand at the Door and Knock, pg. 113)