188 – Remember that the heart is a traitor. Keep it locked with seven locks.
189 – Anything that does not lead you to God is a hindrance. Root it out and throw it far from you.
101 – Persevere in prayer. Persevere, even when your efforts seem barren. Prayer is always fruitful.
102 – Your mind is sluggish: you try to collect your thoughts in God’s presence, but it’s useless: there’s a complete blank.
Don’t try to force yourself, and don’t worry. Look: such moments are for your heart.
156 – You won’t submit to the will of God… and yet you fall in with the will of the most insignificant creature!
167 – ‘If only I had broken it off at the start!’ you said. — Let us hope you haven’t to repeat that tardy complaint.
171 – Surely God’s Love is worth any love.
86 – Your prayer should be liturgical. How I would like to see you using the psalms and prayers from the missal, rather than private prayers of your own choice.
88 – You seek the company of friends who, with their conversation and affection, with their friendship, make the exile of this world more bearable for you. There is nothing wrong with that, although friends sometimes let you down.
But how is it you don’t frequent daily with greater intensity the company, the conversation, of the great Friend, who never lets you down?