Marianne Hieb refers to Gerald May as saying we use building words rather than organic growing words…We set to fix ourselves. We build character and hammer out difficulties. This type of vocabulary gives the false impression that we can, indeed, construct ourselves through the force of our own wills.”
In God you come up against something which is in every respect immeasurably superior to yourself. Unless you know God as that and, therefore, know yourself as nothing in comparison, you do not know God at all. ~ C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity.