Faith is the least self-regarding of the virtues. It is by its very nature scarcely conscious of its own existence. Like the eye which sees everything in front of it and never sees itself, faith is occupied with the Object upon which it rests and pays no attention to itself at all. . . . Faith is not in itself a meritorious act; the merit is in the One toward Whom it is directed. . . .
When we lift our inward eyes to gaze upon God we are sure to meet friendly eyes gazing back at us.
- A.W. Tozer, "The Pursuit of God," pp. 82-83