Christians, of course, acknowledge that Will [of God]...

Christians, of course, acknowledge that Will [of God] and [His] Kingdom as the greatest of all realities every time they say the Lord's Prayer; that is, if they really grasp its tremendous implications, and really mean what they say. But so many Christians are like ... people at a concert ... [who] study the programme carefully, believe every statement made in it, speak respectfully of the quality of the music, but only really hear a phrase now and again. So they have no notion at all of the mighty symphony which fills the universe, to which our lives are destined to make their tiny contribution, and which is the self-expression of the Eternal God.

Evelyn Underhill

From The Spiritual Life, copyright © 1937, 1938, 1955 by Hodder and Stoughton. Reprinted by permission of Morehouse Barlow Co., Inc.

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Second Thought
June 29, 1987

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