Fr. Jean d'Elbée

French priest

"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