Sometimes I consider myself as a stone in the hands of a carver, whereof he wills to make a statue: presenting myself thus before GOD, I beseech Him to render me entirely like Himself, and to fashion in my soul His Perfect Image.

Brother Lawrence (1906)

Brother Lawrence’s thought reminds me of 1 Peter 2:5:

“You also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.