Roll up your sleeves

We are agents of the Creative Spirit in this world. Real advance in the spiritual life, then, means accepting this vocation with all it involves. Not merely turning over he pages of an engineering magazine and enjoying the pictures, but putting on overalls and get on with the job. The real spiritual life must be horizontal as well as vertical; spread more and more as well as aspire more and more.

from The Spiritual Life by Evelyn Underhill (emphasis mine)

Published by Todd Nelson

I'm one of the pastors at First United Methodist Church in Lexington, Kentucky where I've served for the past thirteen years. The sub-title of this blog is "Grace is no accident" which happens to be the defining reality of my life. God's grace (gift) is the reason we have breath in our lungs and hope in our hearts.

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