Fr. Jean d'Elbée
"People examine themselves in terms of what is forbidden them
and not in terms of what is asked of them. People examine themselves on faults and failings,
and not on their intimacy with Jesus.
It has been rightly said
that sins of omission - of which we
rarely think to accuse ourselves -
are more frequent than the others:
lack of faith, of hope, and of charity,
failure to believe
in God's merciful love
and to live in it.
I assure you, we are
bathed in love and mercy."
I Believe in Love, page 23