"God’s word is addressed to us as we really are, not as we like to present ourselves: he speaks to our heart, not to our mask. It is not only that little bit of us which we have, as it were, colonized and made subject to our control, that is involved in the Christian enterprise: it is the whole person.
"God is not taken in by our polite little speeches. He knows us through and through, far better than we know ourselves. He hears what we are really saying, he listens to our heart."Prayer: Living with God
(Link to: Thoughts on Resisting without Hatred.)