December 13th. The humanity of what is called |sudden conversion| has never been insisted on as it deserves. . . . While growth is a slow and gradual process, the change from Death to Life, alike in the natural and spiritual spheres, is the work of the moment. Whatever the conscious hour of the second birth may be -- in the case of an adult it is probably defined by the first real victory over sin -- it is certain that on biological principles the real turning-point is literally a moment. Natural Law, p.184.