"Christ is the most precious commodity--
he is better than rubies or the most costly pearls;
and we must part with our old gold, with our shining gold,
our old sins, our most shining sins, or we must perish forever.
Christ is to be sought and bought with any pains, at any price;
we can not buy this gold too dear. He is a jewel more worth
than a thousand worlds, as all know who have him.
Get him, and get all; miss him and miss all."
-Thomas Brooks