Let us hold to Christ more closely, love him more heartily,
live for him more thoroughly, copy him more exactly,
confess him more boldly, follow him more fully.
Religion like this will always bring its own reward.
Worldly people may laugh at it. Weak brethren may think it extreme.
But it will wear well. In sickness it will bring peace.
In the world to come it will give us a crown of glory that fades not away.
– JC Ryle –