Jerram Barrs on why he went on faculty at Covenant Seminary 20 years ago:
"I came to teach at Covenant because I felt constrained by the Lord to be of some service in helping men and women who are going into ministry to love non-Christians rather than to be afraid of them, to delight in building friendships with unbelievers rather than retreating from them, to find what is admirable in our secular society rather than merely being critical of its obvious weaknesses, to extend to people around us a little of the amazing grace that the Lord has shown to us."
Love. Delight. Admiration. Giving Grace.
God, help this to be what people who don't know Christ see in me and our people at Christ Church!
(HT: Ray Ortlund)