We always want to go to God by way of our misery. Doubtless, before God one should not be without humility. Let us not, however, remain too, much in our lowliness. Let us think that, although a sinner, we are always the son, and He is the Father. Let us not always be like mendicants groaning at the gate and exposing our miseries. We must remember our title of son, the most beautiful, the most influential of all our names.
--St. Peter Julian Eymard