"The books do not really help then, except to accentuate our sense of failure. Even if their step-by-step spiriual principles are valid, given our inability to keep God's Law, we never consistently follow them. The ideal of the "victorious Christian life" proves impossible to attain, so we have to suppress our failures, keep trying harder (and buy more books), and present a more positive front to the world. We thus resort to dishonesty and phoniness."
-- Gene Veith "The Spirituality of the Cross"
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