Just reading over a little book by C.T. Studd that was often an inspiration to me while working in the Last Frontier. It’s called “The Chocolate Soldier” and here’s one of my favorite quotes:
“THE OTHERWISE CHRISTIAN IS A Chocolate Christian, dissolving in water and melting at the smell of fire. Sweeties they are! Bonbons, lollipops! Living their lives in a glass dish or in a cardboard box, each clad in his soft clothing, a little frilled white paper to preserve his dear little delicate constitution.”
You can read the booklet in its entirety at http://www.wholesomewords.org/missions/msctserm.html. Hope his words serve as an inspiration and a challenge for you in missional living!