This is a quote taken from a Tabletalk Magazine article titled “Building the Kingdom of God.”
“Our readiness to perform our task becomes critical when we realize the world also has a mission—to capture and assimilate the church. If the church becomes an echo of the world, the mission of the world is accomplished.
“It is our task to build the city of God. It is supremely costly and extraordinarily dangerous. He who will work to build the kingdom of God must be on guard against arrows that are directed at his face—but perhaps even more on guard for the arrows directed at his back…
“True leaders of the Christian faith, however, love believers and pagans alike and risk the hostility of both to build the kingdom of God.”