Inconstant Moods

What a passage this is!  This identifies what I am focusing on in terms of spiritual progress:

     “How I fear when I see how inconstant I am.  I am now gay, now sad: today I am friendly with everyone, tomorrow I am like a hedgehog that no one can touch without being pricked.  This is a sign that nature still reigns within us, that our passions are still unfortified and that we have very little virtue.  A man who leans on God is immovable and cannot be overthrown.  Whatever happens that is annoying, he is pleased because he has no other will than that of God.  O happy peaceful state!  But we must fight to obtain it.”  (St. Claude de la Colombiere)