"We must not wait for common sense, our acquaintances, or our schedules to make room for prayer and to support our efforts. If we do, prayer will never come. If we wait for the time in which to wait for God we will never wait for him. We will never discover in prayer our true self in God."
Finley, James. Merton's Palace of Nowhere. Notre Dame: Ave Maria Press, 1978. 118.