Originally posted on my short-lived Christian spirituality-only blog, “The Night is as Bright as the Day (

September 3, 2013

“God has graciously endowed us with the dignity of free will. He has not chosen to make us automatons, whom he can jerk about with strings. He has given us minds, presumably that we may use them.”

Agnes Sanford, The Healing Light (1947, Revised Edition 1972). New York: Ballantine Books. Page 89.