“I couldn’t believe how exhausting it was to daily put Christ before me. The old patterns were there waiting for me, and they knew my name…. The only way to effectively ward off the old patterns of selfishness was to put into place intentional Christian ministry” (p. 51).

Reading: Thus saith the Lord, Let my people go, that they may serve me. —Exodus 8:1

Selections from The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert by Rosaria Champagne Butterfield (Pittsburgh: Crown & Covenant, 2012). Used with permission.