Oh then, let us hear these arguments of Christ, whenever we feel ourselves grow dull and careless: Did I die for them, and will you not look after them? Were they worth my blood, and are they not worth your labour? Did I come down from heaven to earth, to see and to save that which was lost, and will you not go to the next door or street or village to seek them? How small is your labour and condenscension as to mine! I debased myself to this, but it is your honour to be so employed. Have I done and suffered so much for their salvation; and was I willing to make you a co-worker with me, and will you refuse what little lies on your hands?

–Richard Baxter, The Reformed Pastor, as quoted by John Stott, Living Church.

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