But You never reject a repentant and humble heart.
The heart of man is, so to speak, the paradise of God.
Your God is ever beside you - indeed, He is even within you.
Since His delights are to be with you, let yours be found in Him.
Yet you should practice the greatest possible love and confidence in treating with Him.
God is displeased at the diffidence of souls who love Him sincerely and whom He Himself loves.
Speak to Him often of your business, your plans, your troubles, your fears - of everything that concerns you.
Nothing else is required than to act toward God, in the midst of your occupations, as you do, even when busy, toward those who love you and whom you love.
Acquire the habit of speaking to God as if you were alone with Him, familiarly and with confidence and love, as to the dearest and most loving of friends.
It is a great mistake, as we have already remarked, to be afraid of Him and to act in His presence like a timid and craven slave trembling with fright before his master.