Christian spirituality . . . is God’s passionate embrace of us; our passionate embrace of God. . . . On the one side we find the divine initiative, referring to what God does to make us spiritual. On the other side we find our response, referring to our reception of the union. . . . God makes us spiritual, and we live the spiritual life.
-Robert Webber, The Divine Embrace: Recovering the Passionate Spiritual Life (Grand Rapids: Baker Books, 2006), 16.