Surely what a man does when he is taken off his guard is the best evidence for what sort of man he is.
C. S. Lewis
The Moral Law tells us the tune we have to play: our instincts are merely the keys.
You cannot love a fellow-creature fully till you love God. Sometimes this conversion can be done while the instinctive love is still gratified.
The doctrine of the Incarnation, if accepted, puts this principle even more emphatically at the centre. The pattern is there in Nature because it was first there in God.
The time when there is nothing at all in your soul except a cry for help may be just that time when God can't give it: you are like the drowning man who can't be helped because he clutches and grabs. Perhaps your own reiterated cries deafen you to the voice you hoped to hear.
For everything now felt as if it had been fated or had happened before.