…this being a world not only of sin but of the fruits of sin, it is constantly strewn with the wrecks of God’s judgments; that’s what ruined lives are. There are some who want their lives sorted out even by Christ if He will be so kind, and by Christ’s minister, too. After all, that’s what he is paid for! By Christ but not for Christ. The whole world wants Christian fruits, but not Christian roots―cut flowers only!

William Still, The Work of the Pastor