The Unction of Grace

Are not the truths you utter, my friend, too much elaborated by the intellect, and polished by the imagination? Their effect seems to be lost, for want of simplicity and directness. They fall pleasantly on the ear, as a lovely song, but do not reach and move the heart. There is a lack of unction. Are you not always laboring for something new and original, thus exhibiting your own powers of mind, rather than the simple truth? Receive this suggestion, and light will be given you upon it. . . . To speak the truth, and the truth only, is all I desire.

Mme. Jeanne Guyon
The wonders of the unction of grace

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