Words I’m trying to live by…from Charles Spurgeon.

I just was emailed this quote, from Spurgeon’s “Lectures to My Students.”  It was good advice then, it is good advice now, and I am glad to pass it on to those who fit the description.  I hope I am still applying, it, too.

It is the extreme of unwisdom for a young man fresh from college, or from another charge, to suffer himself to be earwigged by a clique, and to be bribed by kindness and flattery to become a partisan, and so to ruin himself with one-half of his people. Know nothing of parties and cliques, but be the pastor of all the flock, and care for all alike. Blessed are the peacemakers, and one sure way of peacemaking is to let the fire of contention alone. Neither fan it, nor stir it, nor add fuel to it, but let it go out of itself. Begin your ministry with one blind eye and one deaf ear.

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