The presence and company of Christ will make amends for all we suffer here below. When we see as we have been seen, and look back on the journey of life, we shall wonder at our own faintness of heart. We shall marvel that we made so much of our cross, and thought so little of our crown. We shall marvel that in ‘counting the cross’ we could ever doubt on which side the balance of profit lay.
J. C. Ryle, Holiness (Carlisle, PA: EP Books, 2011), 78.
Christianity is realistic because it says that if there is no truth, there is also no hope.
Francis Schaeffer (1912-1984)
When I cannot read, when I cannot think, when I cannot even pray, I can trust.
Hudson Taylor (1832-1905)
To attempt to preach Christ without his cross, is to betray him with a kiss.
Charles Haddon Spurgeon (1834 – 1892)
We can never have too much humility, too much faith in Christ, too much holiness, too much spirituality of mind, too much charity, too much zeal in doing good to others. Then let us be continually forgetting the things behind, and reaching forth unto the things before (Phil. 3.13). The best of Christians in these matters is infinitely below the perfect pattern of his Lord. Whatever the world may please to say, we may be sure there is no danger of any of us becoming “too good”.
J. C. Ryle, Holiness (Carlisle, PA: EP Books, 2011), 93.