The life of those who dwell in the secret place of the Most High may be called a Hidden Life, because the animating principle, the vital or operative element, is not so much in itself as in another. It is a life grafted into another life. It is the life of the soul, incorporated into the life of Christ; and in such a way, that, while it has a distinct vitality, it has so very much in the sense, in which the branch of a tree may be said to have a distinct vitality from the root.

Friday, May 29, 2015

Prayer and Sin

No person can pray earnestly, that the impenitent may be freed from their sins, while he himself knowingly cherishes sin.

Religious Maxims (1846) CXXV.

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