Friday, August 22, 2008

The expansion of the soul

"I want to see a focused vision of spiritual maturity -- the expansion of the soul is the best phrase I can use for it. That is, a renewed sense of the momentousness of being alive, the sheer bigness and awesomeness of being a human being alive in God's world with light, with grace, with wisdom, with responsibility, with biblical truth."

J. I. Packer, quoted in Christianity Today, 6 April 1998, page 40.