Jesus said to Nicodemus: “Do not be astonished that I said to you, ‘You must be born from above.’ The wind blows where it chooses, and you hear the sound of it, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit.”
Nicodemus said to him, “How can these things be?” Jesus answered him, “Are you a teacher of Israel, and yet you do not understand these things?
“Very truly, I tell you, we speak of what we know and testify to what we have seen; yet you do not receive our testimony. If I have told you about earthly things and you do not believe, how can you believe if I tell you about heavenly things?
“No one has ascended into heaven except the one who descended from heaven, the Son of Man. And just as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up, that whoever believes in him may have eternal life.”
Saint Marie of the Incarnation
It is by the heart of my dear Jesus, my way, my truth and my life, that I approach you, O eternal Father. … In spirit I go around the world seeking the souls redeemed by the most precious blood of my Divine Spouse, in order to make reparation for them by this divine Heart. I kiss them to present them to you through him, and through him I ask you for their conversion. … Ah, let them live by the divine Heart.