Mother Angelica walked by the seaside. A wave broke at her feet, splashing water on her. She shook a drop of water from her hand into the sea. Then the Lord spoke to her.
"Did you see that drop of water?"
"That is your sins, your faults, your failings. Do you see the ocean before you?"
"That is my mercy. If you looked for that drop, could you find it?"
"If you searched and searched, would you ever find it?"
"Then why do you keep looking?"