God was Reason itself. But would He also be “reasonable” in that other, more comfortable sense? Not the slightest assurance on that score was offered me. Total surrender, the absolute leap in the dark, were demanded. The reality with which no treaty can be made was upon me. The demand was not even “All or nothing.”…In the Trinity Term of 1929 I gave in, and admitted that God was God, and knelt and prayed…
The 20th century gave rise to one of the greatest and most distressing paradoxes of human history: that the greatest intolerance and violence of that century were practiced by those who believed that religion caused intolerance and violence.
Perhaps the most radical and transformative leadership is modelling what it is to forgive from the heart completely and permanently. Do so courageously and without looking back. May it be impossible to explain your life and leadership outside of the Person of Christ!
(2015-10-20). Forged on the Field: Letters from Global Mission Leaders (Field Notes Book 1) (Kindle Locations 497-499). Peregrini Press. Kindle Edition.