Pioneering is a costly thing

“The whole history of the Church is one long story of this tendency to settle down on this earth and to become conformed to this world, to find acceptance and popularity here and to eliminate the element of conflict and of pilgrimage. That is the trend and the tendency of everything. Therefore outwardly, as well as inwardly, pioneering is a costly thing.”

T. Austin Sparks

2 thoughts on “Pioneering is a costly thing

  1. An interesting thought, and very true. Yet there is another cost involved, (truth be known there are probably many), for the time I will call it the cost of uncertainty, I am a part with my wife of a group embarking on just such a journey. We know we are right — or at least what seems to be the right track, yet, like Abram (he was not yet Abraham), we don’t really where where the “it” we are headed to is, or exactly what “it” is. Makes for an interesting, if somewhat scary journey.

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