“Institutional Christianity is addicted to the idea that for things to work out right between us and God, 'we have to do our part,' and if we do, then 'God will do His part.' That makes God dependent upon us 'getting it right' before He can get on with His purpose and will. At the heart of our flesh's alienation from God, at the heart of our blindness and ignorance, is the desire to get credited for 'holding up our part of the deal.' We like the idea of grace, as long as the successful operation of grace is attributable to us 'letting God' do what He wants to do.
~ John Gavazzoni