St Mary Magdalene in Penitence with the Crucifix — El Greco, c. 1587-97
Some people never look up until they are flat on their backs; they never think of God until they are face to face with some disaster. A great deal of rust requires a sharp file. Many a person would never think upon the meaning of life unless sickness had detached him from his great love of the foibles of this life.
—Archbishop Fulton Sheen