“If I had understood as I do now, that in this little palace of my soul dwelt so great a King I would not have left Him alone so often” … St Teresa of Avila, 16th century Spain.
St. Augustine of Hippo, 354-430 AD: “Although God is everywhere wholly present, He does not dwell in everyone. It is not possible to say to all what the Apostle says: ‘Know you not that you are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?’ He that is everywhere does not dwell in all, and He does not dwell equally in those in whom He does dwell.”
“But godliness with contentment is great gain.
For we brought nothing into this world: and certainly we can carry nothing out.
But having food, and wherewith to be covered, with these we are content”
1 Timothy 6