"You cannot be a follower of Jesus Christ if you have not met Him. If you have not met Him, ask Him for the grace, but do so only if you are ready, for this is a prayer that is always answered.
If you have met Him, let that relationship grow so that it becomes so great a source of hope and fulfillment that it is more valuable and fulfilling than life itself. Then become His witness to the world.
(From a Homily on Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration presented at St. Matthew the Apostle Catholic Church)