The baptized person is not only in the middle of human suffering and muddle but in the middle of the love and delight of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. That surely is one of the most extraordinary mysteries of being Christian. We are in the middle of two things that seem quite contradictory: in the middle of the heart of God, the ecstatic joy of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit; and in the middle of a world of threat, suffering, sin and pain. And because Jesus has taken his stand right in the middle of those two realities, that is where we take ours. As he says, “Where I am, there will be my servant also” (John 12:26).
– Rowan Williams, Being Christian, 7