From Francois Fenelon,
There is only one way to love God: to not take a single step without Him, and to follow with a brave heart wherever he leads.
All those who live the Christian life, and yet would very much like to keep a little in with the world, run a great risk of being among the lukewarm of whom it is said they will be ‘spewed out of the mouth of God.’
God has little patience with those weak souls who say to themselves, ‘I shall go this far and no farther.’ Is it up to the creature to make the law for his Creator? What would a king say of a subject, or a master of a servant, who only served him in his own way, who feared to care too much for his interests, and who was embarrassed in public because of belonging to him? What will the King of Kings say to us if we act like cowardly servants.
*Disclaimer – posting this quote of Fenelon’s is not an endorsement of the entire body of his work.