You that are, perhaps, seeking earnestly after a righteousness, and are religious persons, consider a little with yourselves, hath Christ his due place in your hearts? is he your all? does he dwell in your thoughts? do you know him in his excellency and desirableness? do you indeed account all things “loss and dung” for his exceeding excellency? or rather, do you prefer almost any thing in the world before it?
– John Owen –
from Of Communion With God, volume 2 of Works, pages 53-54