but "Do I live in a state of preparedness?"
When God is my only concern,
when God is the center of my interest,
when all my prayers,
serve only to know God better
and to make him known better,
then there is no basis for anxiety or stage fright.
Then I can live
in such a state of preparedness and trust
that speaking from the heart
is also speaking to the heart.
~ H. Nouwen