Work in the present moment

In a certain sense, there is little to do in doing the will of God. Still it is true that it is a great work, because it must be without any reserve. His Spirit enters the secret folding of our hearts, and even the most upright affections and the most necessary attachments must be regulated by His will; but it is not the multitude of hard duties, it is not the constraint and contention, that advances us on our course. On the contrary it is the yielding of our wills without restriction to tread cheerfully every day in the path in which Providence leads us; to seek nothing, to be discouraged by nothing, to see our duty in the present moment, to trust all else without reserve to the will and power of God.

François de Salignac de la Mothe Fénelon (1651-1715). Letters and reflections. ET. (1906), p. 94.