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by Norman P. Grubb

If you read the lives of great saints you always find that when they came to union they came to liberation. You find that as soon as they came to union out came a great humanity, a great love, a great power, a great service. They found the secret liberation. But when we think and go into it a little further, how separatist we are in our thinking—for instance, when a crisis comes to you or to me, a sudden sorrow, a sudden disaster, we say, “God permits it.” No. God shares it! God doesn’t permit it. That means that God is up there and we’re underneath. God isn’t up there at all; God is in here. I never lift my eyes one single time to heaven to try and get Him up there, do you? I don’t waste my breath, or my eyes, or my looks, or anything else. Why should I waste my time trying to get a Person to come down when He lives in here? And why should I waste my time trying to get a Person to come up here when He lives in me? I never allow that. I can see Him where He is, in a common bit of human flesh, redeemed by His Precious Blood, packed full of the Holy Ghost.

Karuizawa Japan Conference of 1954
Topic: “Union – Central Secret of the Universe”

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