Mystical religion, instead of making the soul independent of Christ and of earlier revelations, rather insists that every hint of the Divine meaning that has come in any age, through any person, is precious, and that the supreme unveiling of the nature and character of God, the highest exhibition of the range and scope of human possibility in the person of Jesus Christ, is unspeakably important for any one whose main concern is to be a son of God. This religion of first-hand experience is not a substitute for Christianity; it is Christianity alive and vocal in personal experience and in individual love.
– Rufus M. Jones, Studies in Mystical Religion, 1909
One day the Pharisees asked Jesus,
“When will the Kingdom of God begin?”
“The Kingdom of God isn’t ushered in with visible signs.
You won’t be able to say, ‘It has begun here in this place
or there in that part of the country.’
For the Kingdom of God is within you.“