Not every day do we encounter God;
not every time is opportune for prayer;
not every hour one of grace.
We fail, and fail again, till journey’s end.
We turn back, only to lose our way once more,
and grope in search of long forgotten paths.
But God, holding a candle, looks for all those
who wander, all who search.
(from the Selichot service for Jewish High holidays)