Dear Folks -
One of the best known, and least understood, sayings of Jesus is this: "Ask for what you want and you'll get it. Seek, and you will find. Knock and the door will be opened for you." More people, in my experience have given up on God and/or the religious/spiritual adventure because of a misunderstanding of this teaching than any reason I know. This teaching can only be apprehended, not understood, at the mystical level. That's why I gave the talk I did in Ordinary Life the title: "Ask. Seek. Knock. Touching the Mystery."
The text I used is below. The audio version is slightly different.