The Practice of the Presence of God is a collection of letters and conversations attributed to a man we know as Brother Lawrence. Brother Lawrence, though without any formal education, is noted for his life of contemplation and devotion as well as his ability to turn his earthly labors into time spent in the presence of God. In this quote we can see that he viewed his life as a work of art, in progress, under the loving hand of the Master Craftsman.

Sometimes I imagine myself as a stone before a sculptor from which he will carve a beautiful statue. Presenting myself before God, I ask him to form his perfect image in my soul and make me entirely like himself.