It is very easy to believe in the indwelling presence of Christ in the souls of imaginary people, to believe in it in people whom we do not know. But it is very difficult to believe in it in the case of our own relations and our intimate friends.
Somehow it is difficult to believe that the Holy Spirit abides in people who are not picturesque. When we think of Christ in the workman, we think of him in a special kind of workman…. We do not think of him in the man who delivers the milk or calls to mend the pipes.
~Caryll Houselander, The Reed of God