Word from the Wise (If Billy Graham is Wise Enough For Ya)

I read this on Todd Bolsinger's wonderful blog. Christianity Today interviewed Billy Graham, and asked, "If you could, would you go back and do anything differently?"

BEFORE you read what Billy said, take a minute. What do you THINK he would say? What would YOU say after roughly seventy years of amazingly effective ministry?

Once you ponder that, read what the Reverend Billy Graham said:
"Yes, of course. I'd spend more time at home with my family, and I'd study more and preach less. I wouldn't have taken so many speaking engagements, including some of the things I did over the years that I probably didn't really need to do—weddings and funerals and building dedications, things like that. Whenever I counsel someone who feels called to be an evangelist, I always urge them to guard their time and not feel like they have to do everything.

"I also would have steered clear of politics. I'm grateful for the opportunities God gave me to minister to people in high places; people in power have spiritual and personal needs like everyone else, and often they have no one to talk to. But looking back I know I sometimes crossed the line, and I wouldn't do that now."
No lesser an authority than Billy Graham said, basically, "less preaching, more family, more study. Less politics."

Let those who have ears to hear....

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