This is a quote that I have come back to often over the last few years... for some reason I can't get it out of my head. What do you think? Do you agree?
"The greatest difference between present-day Christianity, and that of which we read in these letters (of the New Testament), is that to us it is primarily a performance; to them it was real experience. We are apt to reduce the Christian religion to a code or, at best, a rule of heart and life. Perhaps if we believed what they believed, we could achieve what they achieved."
- J.B. Phillips