In the beginning, Lawrence struggles with this.
Lawrence seems to struggle at first with this topic. He wonders how God could forgive such a wretched soul as himself.
To Lawrence, this plays an important part in one's spiritual life. He believes that one should not seek God for gain, but because God desires the devotion of every man.
As a clumsy young man, Lawrence joins this, hoping to gain more discipline in his habits and life. The life there seems to agree with him.
Lawrence not only participates in these daily activities of the church, but also his own, personal ones. Such time invested in God serves to make God's presence more real.
Though the first few pieces in the book are called this, they exist as Beaufort's recollections of lectures from Lawrence--no participation on Beaufort's part is clearly recorded.
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