This weekend I attended a conference on “Is the Church Past her Use-by (Sell by) Date? The Keynote speaker was Dr. Derek Thomas. I want to reflect on these lectures later. However, for the time being I just want to highlight two quotes that struck me:
“If you bear the cross willingly, it will bear you …” Thomas A’Kempis (1380 – 1471)
This quote is a most telling message for the western of our age.
“If you want to humble Christians ask about their prayer lives.” Robert Murray McCheyne (1813-1842)