Then the Lord opened my mind and senses to the nature of my unbelief so that I may – however late – remember my sins and turn with all my heart to the Lord my God. He turned His attention to my abject humility and took pity on my youth and ignorance. He watched over me and protected me before I knew Him and before I was wise enough to distinguish between good and evil. He strengthened and comforted me as a father consoles a child.
– St. Patrick of Ireland