‘…we please our Lord by self-knowledge…
and by realising that we possess nothing but what we have received from Him.’
from The Interior Castle by St. Teresa of Avila
I am the Vine; you are the branches. Whoever lives in Me and I in him bears much (abundant) fruit. However, apart from Me [cut off from vital union with Me] you can do nothing.
John 15:5 (Amplified)
How many are my iniquities and sins…? Make me recognise and know my transgression and my sin.
Examine and test and evaluate your own selves to see whether you are holding to your faith and showing the proper fruits of it. Test and prove yourselves [not Christ]. Do you not yourselves realise… that Jesus Christ is in you…?
2 Corinthians 13:5
If we realise more fully that Jesus Christ is in us, and if we recognise our faults in order for Him to root them out, would we progress towards His likeness more readily?