...If a life is truly upright it is because the Gospel, not known and therefore not rejected on a conscious level, is in reality already at work in the depths of the person who searches for the truth with honest effort and who willingly accepts it as soon as it becomes known to him. Such willingness is, in fact, a manifestation of grace at work in the soul. The Spirit blows where He wills and as He wills (cf.Jn 3:8). The freedom of the Spirit meets the freedom of man and fully confirms it.
_Pope John Paul II
(Crossing the Threshold of Hope, p.194)