On the Fervent Amendment of Our Whole Life
Once there was a person who was anxious whether or not he was in the state of grace; one day he fell to his knees before an altar in the church, praying, "Oh, if only I knew whether I would persevere to the end of my life!" He heard a voice within him answering, "What would you do if you did know? Do now what you would do then and you will be secure." Immediately he was comforted and commended himself entirely to God's will and all his doubts ceased.