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Quotes from the Revd William Law, an English priest and one of the greatest Christian mystics this country has produced (1686-1761).

Life is God living and working in the soul.

Would you know who is the greatest saint in the world: It is not he who prays most or fasts most, it is not he who gives most alms or is most eminent for temperance, chastity or justice; but it is he who is always thankful to God, who wills everything that God wills, who receives everything as an instance of God’s goodness and has a heart always ready to praise God for it.

It is much more possible for the sun to give out darkness than for God to do or be, or give out anything but blessing and goodness.

I know of no hell, either here or hereafter, but the power and working of wrath, nor any heaven but where the God of Love is all in all, and the working Life of all.

All our salvation consists in the manifestation of the nature, life and spirit of Jesus Christ in our inward new man.  This alone is Christian redemption, this alone delivers from the guilt and power of sin, this alone redeems and renews.

For the sun meets not the springing bud that stretches towards him with half that certainty as God, the source of all good, communicates himself to the soul that longs to partake of him.

There is but one salvation for all mankind, and that is the life of God in the soul.  God has but one design or intent towards all mankind, and that is to introduce or generate his own life, light and spirit in them, that all may be as so many images, temples, and habitations of the holy Trinity.  This is God’s will to all Christians, Jews and heathens. They are all equally the desire of his heart. Now there is but one possible way for man to attain this salvation.  There is not one way for a Jew, another for a Christian and a third for a heathen.  No; God is one, human nature is one, salvation is one, and the way to it is one; and that is the desire of the soul turned to God.

No one can fail of the benefit of Christ's salvation but through an unwillingness to have it. The great work is already in every one of us.

True faith is coming to Jesus Christ to be saved and delivered from a sinful nature, as the Canaanite woman came to Him and would not be denied.

There is nothing that makes us love a man so much as praying for him.