Since it seems that my posts today all hit that theme of needing to go beyond knowing doctrine to relational practice, I think I will let Fenelon have the last word on this. He wrote:
We can listen to endless sermons about Christian growth, and become perfectly familiar with the language, and yet be as far from its attainment as ever. Our great aim should be to be deaf to self, to listen quietly to God, to renounce every bit of pride and to devote ourselves to living. Let’s learn to talk less and do more without caring whether anyone sees us or not.
I highly recommend reading the whole letter here. It will take only a minute to read, but the thoughts it will stir up will linger long afterwards–in a good way of course.