Tuesday, April 8, 2008

So fabulously flat

"Pray also for me, that words may be given to me in opening my mouth boldly to proclaim the mystery of the gospel." Ephesians 6:19

"Read Attlee's autobiography As It Happened, quite fabulous work, completely flat, but so flat, so fabulously flat, as to be fascinating. Thus he retired to hospital with 'prostate trouble,' and while there some people tried 'to get rid of me as leader,' but this 'met with little support.' It would be interesting to consider how he'd describe the Day of Judgment."

Malcolm Muggeridge, diary entry for 12 April 1954, in Like It Was, page 469.

May our churches pray for their preachers, like me, so that we reach by faith for God-given words to do at least a little justice to the grandeur of the gospel!