“This truth [of being transformed from within], which is mentioned again and again in the New Testament, seems to us too good to be true. We labor and strive and pray as though Christianity were a difficult performance. Theoretically we would agree with the notion of the ‘indwelling Christ,’ but most of us for most of the time act as though we did not. We have lost sight of the fact that Christ is in us, both willing and doing. Consequently we lack that joy, confidence and spontaneity which rightly belongs to the sons of God. This does not, naturally, make our path smooth and free from trouble – neither Jesus nor Paul lived that kind of life. But it makes a whole world of difference when we believe that God, the whole unimaginable power, love and wisdom behind everything, is not merely on our side but actually at work in our hearts and minds.”
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