“The blood of the martyrs is the seed of the Church.”
There are prominent names in works of faith, such as Müller* and Quarrier,* but there are thousands of others whose names are not known. It is the same truth our Lord uttered regarding Himself, “Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit.”
The work in a community to begin with may be a wondrous delight, then it seems to die out, and if you do not know the teaching of our Lord you will say it is dead; it is not, it has fallen into the ground and died in its old form, but by and by it will bring forth fruit which will alter the whole landscape.
– Chambers, Oswald: The Highest Good