There is so much time spent on the minutiae of faith and actually if you read all of the great writers on faith, and the man himself you realise that he is only interested in our “heart”.
St Augustine says “Narrow is the mansion of my soul.
Enlarge it that you may enter in.”
Solzhenitsyn says it better than me.
Gradually it was disclosed to me that the line separating good and evil passes not through states, nor between classes, nor between political parties either — but right through every human heart — and through all human hearts.
And Jeremiah agrees.
“I the LORD search the heart and examine the mind, to reward each person according to their conduct, according to what their deeds deserve.”
“Of course if we let him in, he can change our heart because as Solzhenitsyn says.
This line shifts. Inside us, it oscillates with the years. And even within hearts overwhelmed by evil, one small bridgehead of good is retained. And even in the best of all hearts, there remains … an unuprooted small corner of evil.”
We have him to help deliver us from evil, for that was his sole purpose.
He can move that oscillation, gather the dial and change us permanently through his grace.