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With vivid flashes of life and truth His words invade our darkness, rousing us with sharp stings of light to will our awaking, to arise from the dead and cry for the light which He can give, not in the lightning of words only, but in indwelling presence and power. -- George MacDonald


And what if His best were something distasteful--say, sickness or poverty? Would you have the humility to take it? Or would pride, that ancient, incessant cancer of humanity, rears it ugly head? (commentary is mine, obviously, but the actual quote is from George MacDonald)