"It is a sort of infidelity to simple faith when we desire to be continually assured that we are doing well. It is, in fact, wrong to desire to know how we are doing, which we will never know, and which it is the will of God that we be ignorant about.
"The safest and shortest course is to renounce, forget, and abandon self, and through faithfulness to God think no more of it. This is the whole of Christianity – to get out of self and self-love in order to get into God."The Best of Fenelon, page 113