To desire and demand them for their own sake, is to set your foot on an insecure and perilous track; and even those who desire them in relation to a higher object, are bound invariably to keep in mind the character of superfluity attributed to earthly gifts by our Lord in the Gospel. They are thrown into the bargain, so to speak, when God grants them, and we should realize this as well as the fact that He gives them as necessary or useful adjuncts only. So while we ask for them with humble simplicity, we at the same time leave ourselves entirely to Him in the matter, without any shadow of disquietude.
- Msgr. Gay