In spirit and in truth Print
By John Henry Newman   
Monday, 16 January 2012

“In spirit and in truth;” for unless His Presence were invisible, it could not be real. That which is seen is not real; that which is material is dissoluble; that which is in time is temporary; that which is local is but partial. But the Christian Temple is wherever Christians are found in Christ's Name; it is as fully in each place as if it were in no other; and we may enter it, and appear among its holy inmates, God's heavenly family, as really as the Jewish worshipper betook himself to the visible courts of the Temple. We see nothing; but this, I repeat, is a condition necessary to its being everywhere. It would not be everywhere, if we saw it any where, we seen nothing but enjoy everything.

 

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