If we are to be in Christ new creatures, we must show that we are so, by having new ways of living in the world. If we are to follow Christ, it must be in our common way of spending every day.
William Law, A Serious Call to a Devout and Holy Life
If I claim that Christ is my saviour and I have been made new by the Life Christ offers me, my daily actions should most certainly reflect that new life.
If I ignore or neglect that new life, it will soon fade. If I forget about it, or not even realized it has ever existed, it quite possibly may have never been there in the first place. Rather, I may have simply intellectually accepted the idea of sin and a saviour, but never even partially understood the true concept of God’s rejection of my natural, sinful self.