By A. W. Tozer

A real Christian is an oddity, anyway.

He feels supreme love for One whom he has never seen;

      talks familiarly everyday to someone he cannot see;

      expects to go to heaven on the virtue of another;

      empties himself in order to be full;

      admits he is wrong so he can be declared right;

      goes down in order to get up;

       is strongest when he is weakest;

       richest when he is poorest;

       happiest when he feels the worst.

       dies so he can live;

       forsakes in order to have;

       gives away so he can keep;

       sees the invisible;

       hears the inaudible;

and knows that which passes knowledge.

—A. W. Tozer, THE ROOT OF THE RIGHTEOUS;    p.  156.