The Sanctifier of the Faithful
Why is it that when we speak of the Holy Spirit we think first of the gifts, and not sanctification?
There is all the difference in the world between this spiritual life and the death which preceded. However, it is only too evident that this life is often a sickly one. For it is a fact that the Christian still sins. Sometimes he sins so much that it almost looks as if the new life had left him entirely, and he were dead again. But we know that he is not dead. His infirmities will gradually disappear. In the meantime, however, there is no doubt that he is really sick.
That the born-again person sins is obvious ...