Reflect that, since the God of virtues has chosen you to practice them, you live by Him and His kingdom is in you. But, if this isn’t the case, what must we do? We should give ourselves to Him without delay and unreservedly from this very moment, so that He may be pleased to dispose us to this life of the elect, and to divest us of so much self-will and from seeking our own satisfaction, which hinder God from residing peacefully and absolutely in us.
Vincent de Paul (Volume: 12 | Page#: 113) Seeking the Kingdom of God, 21 February, 1659
What do I need to do to begin anew right now?
Quotes sources: Saint Vincent de Paul / Correspondence, Conferences, Documents; Brooklyn, NY: New City Press, 1999; Pierre Coste, Editor. Spiritual writings of Louise de Marillac. Edited and translated from the original French edition by Louise Sullivan, D.C. Brooklyn, New York: New City Press, 1991.