I like what Irenaeus says, "The glory of God is a person fully alive."
Yancey responds, "Christians are not perfect, by any means, but they can be people made fully alive."
I love those thoughts--and am thankful for prayer and the beauty of Christian fellowship--especially of Christians from all walks of life--the beauty in diversity yet unity because of the central core--Christ himself.
I love this prayer: "Turn every evil design of the devil into sanctifying schemes of love. Deliver us from his deceptions. Keep the beauty of Christ clear in the eyes of our heart."