The Long Hello

“Truth may be flashed out by one blow”, no doubt, but it is more often won by the slow gestation and maturing of normal experience.  Spiritual truth, certainty of God, the immense significance of Christ, the living contacts of the Holy Spirit, are attained as appreciation of beauty is attained, as artistic taste is gained, as tact is acquired, as moral insight is won, by the slow accumulation of experience which saves its gains and out of them builds a character that knows by second nature.  –Rufus Jones, The Mysticism in Robert Browning

2 responses

  1. how does this fit in with the long running debates about Ephesians 2:9 and “works”, and is this a nod to a natural/Catholic/neo-Aristotelian theology/ethics?

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