How are we to be reborn and become whole? By finding our true center which is God, finding God in all things, and the desire for God in all desires, and so beginning to live the life of worship instead of the life of self-worship. But this in its turn implies a precedent turning away from the false self, an acknowledgment of our essential insufficiency; and because of our state of sin, an acknowledgment of our need of a Savior without whom we cannot, in our bondage, turn away from ourselves . . . We find God by realizing, in the first place, our need of God, as a child realizes its need of a father.
– Father Gerald Vann, O.P.