"This journey is so sacred, so all-consuming, that very few respond to it's call. While the seeds of this quest are found in the heart of every man, woman and child, most seem to be numb to it's existence. Many work to stifle the desire in us to seek the face of the One in whose image we were created. Whether we are overwhelmed by the prevailing winds of secular reasoning or the pain of religious disappointment, such forces cause us to abandon the ultimate quest and give in to the other impulse that has infected man since the Fall - the impulse to hide from God".
Bill Johnson - "Face to Face Intimacy with God" - Charisma House Publishing, Florida (2007) - pp4-5