A great deal: think, reflect, struggle for knowledge, clarity and virtue, fight our weaknesses, help our neighbors,
PERFORM OUR GIVEN TASKS LOYALLY
and much more.
Yet even all this alone, is not enough; the growth of divine life in us too must come from the source of our second birth: from the Holy Spirit, who must permeate our thoughts and struggles and deeds, and thus renew them. Again and again, therefore, we must supplicate:
ETERNAL BEGINNING, CREATIVE SPIRIT, RECREATE ME!
YOU HAVE BEGUN ME, COMPLETE ME!"
From Romano Guardini's The Lord, within the chapter entitled Rebirth in Water and the Holy Spirit