…there is the error of those Christians who separate the.. Gospel demands from their personal relationship with the Lord, from their interior union with him, from openness to his grace. For [the] great saints, mental prayer, the love of God and the reading of the Gospel in no way detracted from their passionate and effective commitment to their neighbours; quite the opposite.
Pope Francis Gaudete et Exsultate, 100
Lord, help me to listen to your voice in the midst of my busy day, so that I may respond fully to the demands of the Gospel. Amen.