"The unoccupied fields of the world await those who are willing to be lonely for the sake of Christ."
Samuel M. Zwemer, The Unoccupied Missions Fields of Africa and Asia (New York: Student Volunteer Movement for Foreign Missions, 1911)
“Whatever “call” a man may pretend to have, if he has not been called to holiness, he certainly has not been called to the ministry.” - Charles Spurgeon
Curtis C. Thomas, Practical Wisdom for pastors: Words of Encouragement and Counsel for a Lifetime of Ministry (Wheaton, Illinois: Crossway Books, 2001), 20.
“Let them who cannot be alone beware of community. He will only do harm to himself and to the community…But the reverse is also true: Let him who is not in community beware of being alone. Only in the fellowship do we learn to be rightly alone and only in aloneness do we learn to live rightly in the fellowship.” - D. Bonhoeffer
Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Life Together, trans. John W. Doberstein (New York: Harper & Bros., 1954), P.77