Friday, 2 March 2012


' preach the Gospel is not just to tell the truth, but to tell the truth in love, and to tell the truth in love means to tell it with concern not only for the truth that is being told but with concern also for the people it is being told to...The preacher must always try to feel what it is like to live inside the skins of the people he is preaching to, to hear the truth as they hear it. That is not as hard as it sounds because, of course, he is himself a hearer of truth as well as a teller of truth, and his listens out of the same emptiness as they do for a truth to fill him and make him true.'
Frederick Buechner, Telling the Truth, p.8.