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At the heart of it all, a supernatural life

In Uncategorized on September 12, 2009 at 1:01 am

Let us not deceive ourselves. Everything we say about unity and mission, about drawing all nations into the one household of God, about being Christ’s witnesses and servants to the ends of the world, remains mere clap-trap—except on one condition: that there is at
the heart of it all a supernatural life lived here in this twentieth century in the form of the Holy Spirit, a life that has its roots deep down in a discipline of secret prayer and self-denial, and its fruit in a strong and cleansing charity.

—Lesslie Newbigin
“The Pattern of Christian World Mission”