I have much more need of your humiliations than of your successes. I have much more need of your renouncements than of your enjoyments. How can you pride yourself on what does not belong to you? All you are and all you have are only loaned to you as the talents of the Gospel. Your very cooperation, so precious in My eyes, is only the fruit of My grace, and when I will compensate your merits, they are in truth, only My gifts I will crown. You have nothing of your own except your errors, your resistance, your ambiguities which My inexhaustible mercy can sponge away.