Every day we also meet the man who was left half dead, either because he has not been taught the elementary truths of the Faith, or because they have been stolen from him by the effects of others’ bad example, or by media-conditioning.
Love of God cannot be taken for granted. If we do not nurture and take care of it, it dies. Love of God is nourished in prayer and in the reception of the sacraments. The Eucharist above all must be the spring at which our love of God is perpetually refreshed and strengthened. In a way, to love thus is already to possess Heaven on earth.
Bearing fruit in the Christian life. Sound trees give good fruit. The tree is sound when the good sap flows through it. For the Christian, this is the life of Christ himself, personal holiness, and nothing else can take its place. We should never separate ourselves from him.
O Godhead hid, devoutly I adore thee ... Isaiah had already proclaimed the same: Truly thou art a God who hidest thyself. The Creator of the universe has left upon it the imprint of his work. It seems that He wanted to take second place.