God comes near.

Helping-HandNo one is climbing the spiritual ladder. We don’t continually improve until we are so spiritual we no longer need God. We die and are made new, but that’s different from spiritual self-improvement… The movement in our relationship to God is always from God to us. Always. We can’t through our piety or goodness, move closer to God. God is always coming near to us.  ~ Nadia Bolz-Weber