Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Who cares? The William Booth vision...



"Does the surging sea look dark and dangerous? Unquestionably it is so. There is no doubt that the leap for you, as for everyone who takes it, means difficulty and scorn and suffering. For you it may mean more than this. It may mean death. He who beckons you from the sea however, knows what it will mean - and knowing, He still calls to you and bids to you to come.

"You must do it! You cannot hold back. You have enjoyed yourself in Christianity long enough. You have had pleasant feelings, pleasant songs, pleasant meetings, pleasant prospects. There has been much of human happiness, much clapping of hands and shouting of praises - very much of heaven on earth.

"Now then, go to God and tell Him you are prepared as much as necessary to turn your back upon it all, and that you are willing to spend the rest of your days struggling in the midst of these perishing multitudes, whatever it may cost you.

"You must do it. With the light that is now broken in upon your mind and the call that is now sounding in your ears, and the beckoning hands that are now before your eyes, you have no alternative. To go down among the perishing crowds is your duty. Your happiness from now on will consist in sharing their misery, your ease in sharing their pain, your crown in helping them to bear their cross, and your heaven in going into the very jaws of hell to rescue them.

"Now what will you do?"

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At 8:46 AM, Blogger Lorne & Vicki said...

I was born and raised in the Salvation Army and have been serving with as a volunteer with another org the past 8 years in Honduras. I found your blog when searching for William Booth's vision, 'Who Cares'.

Check out this video a continuation of Booth's vision/mandate.

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=7466714187154612009

 
At 3:36 AM, Blogger Lon said...

Since you have General Booth's vision on your blog, I thought you might enjoy this video based on the same vision: http://www.sermonspice.com/product/25941/whocares

 

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