A pastoral similitude, in honor of Jonathan Edwards: What to do with a low-burning fire? Sometimes, additional wood will smother the fire. But sometimes additional wood is just what the fire needs to revive. So, when zeal is running at a low ebb, we should not necessarily remove burdens until zeal revives. Sometimes an added burden of ministry is what will bring revival.
posted by Peter J. Leithart on Monday, December 08, 2003 at 10:01 AM
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