“…You must do it. You cannot hold back. You have enjoyed yourself in religion long enough. You have sung. You have had pleasant feelings, pleasant songs, pleasant meetings, and pleasant prospects. There has been much human happiness, much clapping of hands, very much of Heaven on earth. Now, then, go to God and tell him you are prepared to turn your back upon it all, and that you are willing to spend the rest of your days grappling with these perishing multitudes…”
William Booth, 1885.
This is kind of where I’m at at the moment. Jesus is giving me a new view of the multitudes and the way that I am to “grapple”; whilst at the same time making me more and more uncomfortable with the “pleasant songs”.