preachers litmus test

By April 19, 2011Preaching

In 1960 when Adlai Stevenson introduced John F. Kennedy, who was then a candidate for president, he said:

“In classical times when Cicero had finished speaking, the people said, ‘How well he spoke’ — but when Demosthenes had finished speaking, the people said, ‘Let us march’!”

If you had to pick between praise or marchers, which would you choose?