If you elevate yourself, God distances himself from you. If you humble yourself, he leans towards you.
So great is the power of the good that even evil doers seek it.
(Sermo 29, 1)
I thank you, Lord, my joy and my glory, my hope and my God. I thank you for your gifts to me. Keep them unharmed for me: they will be the making of me, and I shall be with you for my being is your gift.
(Confessions I, 20)