I take this opportunity of aquainting you with the opinions of one of our friars upon the consequences and helps that have resulted from his practice of the presence of God. . . .
He often complains of our blindness, exclaiming at our piteousness in that we are satisfied with so little. God, he says, has infinite treasure to bestow and we are satisfied by a passing moment of devout feeling; we are blind, and our blindness stays the hand of God when He would pour out abundance of grace. But when He finds a soul imbued with a living faith, he floods it with grace which, like a stream dammed up and finding a new outlet, spreads abundant waters far and wide.
Yes, indeed, we often stop these healing waters by our indifference to them. Let us check their course no longer . . . let us go down into them, destroy the bank, and make a way for grace; let us atone for lost time; maybe we have but little longer to live; death is never far away, we die once only, let us be prepared.
So Paul took his stand in the open space at the Areopagus and laid it out for them: "I'm here to introduce you to this God.... He doesn't play hide-and-seek with us. He's not remote; he's near. We live and move in him, can't get away from him!" ~Acts 17