Ministry of words

Aug 9th, 2014 | By | Category: Ministry

A dozen years or more in residential care, his mind still possesses a light-footed agility long gone from his body. Through the long hours of enforced inactivity, he has sorted and filed his memories carefully; a single prompt can produce an abundance of related recollections. Of a strong evangelical inclination, he remembers with enthusiasm missions and conventions, in churches, in halls, in tents, in barns, in the homes of the faithful.

In the quietness of a hospital ward on an August afternoon, he smiled at memories of preachers, of hearty singing, of …