'People easily forget what they cannot see.... We do not see our God. Faith tells us He is present. But since we do not see Him with our own eyes, we're too apt to forget Him and act as though He were far away.
'As a mere matter of reasoning, we know that He is everywhere. But if we do not keep that truth in mind, the result is the same as if we didn't know it.
'Before beginning to pray, then, we always need to stir our soul to an attentive recollection of the presence of God.'
St. Francis de Sales
Painting: Winslow Homer, Morning Glories