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"To be a follower of the Crucified Christ means, sooner or later, a personal encounter with the cross. And the cross always entails loss. - Elisabeth Elliot "The great symbol of Christianity means sacrifice and no one who calls himself a Christian can evade this stark fact. It is not by any means an easy thing to recognize, within a given instance of personal loss, the opportunity it affords for participation in Christ's own loss." - Elisabeth Elliot I once heard the late Jacob Stam pray, "O Lord, the only thing most of us know about sacrifice is how to spell the word!" - Warren Wiersbe, God Isn't In a Hurry, (Baker Books; Grand Rapids, MI, 1994), p. 22. High sentiments always win in the end. The leaders who offer blood, toil, tears and sweat always get more out of their followers than those who offer safety and a good time. When it comes to the pinch, human beings are heroic. - Collected Essays, Journalism and Letters (Harcourt Brace) Reader's Digest, January, 1996, p. 178 Ministry that costs nothing, accomplishes nothing. - John Henry Jowett