'No man,' St John writes, 'has ever seen God; but now his only‑begotten Son, who abides in the bosom of the Father, has himself revealed him,' appearing to the astonished gaze of men: first, as a new-born babe, in Bethlehem; then, as a child just like other children; later on, in the Temple, as a bright and alert 12-year ...
Don't worry if they see your defects; the offence against God and the scandal you may give; that is what should worry you. Apart from this, may you be known for what you are and be despised. Don't be sorry to be nothing, since then Jesus will have to be everything for you. (The Way, 596)
"It is in the midst of the most material things of the earth that we must sanctify ourselves, serving God and all mankind.”
SAINT JOSEMARÍA, Founder of Opus Dei