"Set out without a road map to discover God, knowing that the way is sure and has no ending. Don’t try to find him through new techniques but let yourself be formed by him in the poverty of a banal life.
"Monotony is a kind of poverty; accept it. Don’t look for beautiful trips in your imagination. May the varieties of the Kingdom of God suffice for you and bring you joy."The Joy of Believing
(From Patricia: I am dedicating today and the next 3 days to this same author because of the wisdom for living to be found in what she has written, and because she speaks in a way and a language somewhat closer to our own time. Also, I just loved reading "Monotony is a kind of poverty; accept it"! Who can't use that advice? Such a practice is what is meant by 'making a virtue of necessity'.)