by William Law
If our common life is not a common course of . . . humility, self denial, renunciation of the world, poverty of spirit, and heavenly affection, we do not live the lives of Christians!
But yet though it is thus plain that this, and this alone, is Christianity: a uniform, open, and visible practice of all these virtues. Yet it is as plain, that there is little or nothing of this to be found, even among the better sort of people.