Throughout my entire life, I was looking out for man and tried as much as possible to help him, because this is what Christ demanded of us. The priest gives himself to the service of God in people. For this God he cares, for Him he strives, healing souls and helping them to see and to love this God, which they carry in themselves. But in order to do so, the priest himself must be unconditionally dedicated to God, and not notice man outright, taking care exclusively of the needs of God. For this reason, the priest was relieved of the responsibility for a family, so that he may care only and solely about God. Otherwise, the devil effectively manipulates the feelings of the priest to remove him from the communion with God and weaken his ability to listen to the inspirations of God. The priest serves man for God, but in order to be able to serve man, he must be totally dedicated to God and draw his strength from Him. It’s like human hands. When the eyes and the mind of man stare at God, the hands fold by themselves in an act of humility. As a result of the action of God and of His presence, the knees of man bend on their own and so it is with deeds. When the soul of man is staring at God, the deeds come by themselves and we do good for the well-being of mankind. And this is the result of staring at God, and not at man and his needs, but at God and His love.
Translated from : Tajemnica Mszy świętej według św. Ojca Pio na podstawie Orędzi na Czasy Ostateczne które własnie nadeszły, Grzechynia 2013, p. 26-27