We shrink therefore from God, knowing that He wants to enrich our being, rather than our having–that He wishes to elevate our nature, not submerge and lose it in trifles. He has called us to the superior vocation of being His children, of partaking of His nature, and of being related to Him as branches to a vine. Few of us complete want that elevation; it is our petty desire to have more, not to share the glory of being more. We want the poor shadows, not the light–the sparks, and not the sun–the arc, and not the circle.
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