“A church that is doing nothing for the public is on its way to the cemetery. All its members who are doing nothing are acting as pall-bearers. All who are so busy with their own affairs that they have not time to devote to the Lord’s cause are making the mourning wreath. The brother who says nothing at all is driving the hearse. The ones who are constantly drawing back when advance moves are to be made are throwing flowers on the grave. The brother who is continually talking of the hard times in the church is preaching the funeral sermon, and singing the burial hymns. And thus lies the church buried, free from all cares, Brother, which of these acts are you performing?”

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