Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Eats with Sinners

(From "Caleb's Crossing" by Geraldine Brooks) 'You may distrub and vex the devil, but you'll make no Christians there' - that's what Giles Alden said to me, when I first set out to preach at the wetus. And how wrong he is proven! For several years I drank the dust of those huts, helping in whatever practical thing I could do for them, happy to win the ears of even one or two for a few words about Christ. And now, at last, I begin to distill in their minds the pure liquor of the gospel. To take a people who were traveling apace the broadway to hell, and to be able to turn them, and set their face to what we must strive for.

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