Letters of C. G. Jung: Volume 1, 1951-1961

No Christian is meant to sleep in a safe pew. . . . I have discovered in my private life that a true Christian is not bedded upon roses and he is not meant for peace and tranquility of mind but for war.

And again I am realizing profoundly that not everybody’s nature is as bellicose as mine, although I have attained – Deo concedente – a certain state of peace within, paid for by a rather uncomfortable state of war without.

But even if a peaceful nature has reached a certain higher level of consciousness he cannot escape the raging conflict of opposites in his soul, as God wants to unite his opposites in man.

As soon as a more honest and complete consciousness beyond the collective has been established, man is no more an end in himself, but becomes an instrument of God, and this is really so and no joke about it. ~Carl Jung, Letters Vol. II, Page 242.