“Work out your salvation with fear and trembling for it is God who works in you.” We work out what God is working in.
The life of faith is increasingly free: an eternal perspective that liberates us to take risks in the here and now.
Movements of faith come from a very deep and settled place of sanity.
“This is my endlessly recurrent temptation: to go down to that Sea… and there neither dive nor swim nor float, but only dabble and splash, careful not to get out of my depth and holding on to the lifeline which connects me with my things temporal.” – C.S. Lewis
“Our doubts are traitors, and make us lose the good we oft might win, by fearing to attempt.” – William Shakespeare
Building a spiritual resume on your own is a fool’s task and dishonors God.
So much anxiety comes from believing in God’s grace to us but not receiving it.
Patriarch and prostitute are received in the same way – by sheer grace!