“It is a growing conviction of mine that no parish can fulfill its true function unless there is at the very center of its leadership life a small community of quietly fanatic, changed and truly converted Christians. The trouble with most parishes is that nobody, including the pastor, is really greatly changed. . . .
We do not want ordinary men. Ordinary men cannot win the brutally pagan life of a city like New York for Christ. We want quiet fanatics.”
~ John Heuss, Our Christian Vocation (Greenwish, 1955), pages 15-16.
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
We need quiet fanatics
Ray Ortlund posted this quote over a year ago, and I came across it when doing some sermon research this morning. Very challenging.