When we lose touch with the eternal truths, we get submerged in the weeds that sprout all over the garden of our life. They are senseless trivialities that assume an air of real importance. Though they pretend to have a purpose, they are quite futile, and merely add obscurity and confusion to a life which is gradually engulfed in a sort of eternal twilight without light or direction . . . It is hard enough to meet the ordinary hazards incidental to every existence; but the Godless person has no defenses and is delivered up, bound and disarmed . . . There is only one remedy for such a state; each person must return to God, listen to his inner voice, and consciously make contact with him.
– Father Alfred Delp, S.J.