If you have met Christ, live Christ, live with Christ! Proclaim it in the first person, as genuine testimony: “For me life is Christ.” That is true liberation: to proclaim Christ Jesus, free of ties, present in men and women, transformed, made new creatures. Why instead at times does our testimony seem useless? Because we present Jesus without the full seductive power of his person, without revealing the treasures of the sublime ideal inherent in following him; and because we are not always successful in demonstrating conviction, translated into living terms, regarding the extraordinary value of the gift of ourselves to the ecclesial cause we serve…In prayer, it is in that trusting contact with God our Father that we can discern better what our strengths and weaknesses are, because the Spirit comes to our aid. The same Spirit speaks to us and slowly immerses us in the divine mysteries, in God’s design for humanity, which he realizes through our willingness to serve him.
-St. John Paul II, Discourse at the Vatican, January 26, 1979