For as long as you dwell in this earthly vessel, you will never be a sinless person, for to be such would mean to have perfect insight into the mysteries and riches of God, to have perfect command over all the energies of the creation.

But what you can do is to pursue the fruits of the Holy Spirit in all sincerity and at the top level of energy that the state of personhood that you have already achieved actually allows, with the hope that , through persistent, ongoing effort, God – through faith in Him, through love – will forgive your shortcomings and provide you will the energy that you need to bring your faith, and so your personhood, to a higher level and, eventually, the highest level.

In short, the essence of personhood is energetic faith.