I have but one passion; it is He, He only.
Count Nikolaus Ludwig von Zinzendorf.
There is a tale told of that great English actor Macready. An eminent preacher once said to him: "I wish you would explain to
me something." "Well, what is it? I don't know that I can explain anything to a preacher."
"What is the reason for the difference between you and me? You are appearing before crowds night after night with
fiction, and the crowds come wherever you go. I am preaching the essential and
unchangeable truth, and I am not getting any crowd at all."
Macready's answer was
this: "This is quite simple. I can tell you the difference between us. I present my
fiction as though it were truth; you present your truth as though it were fiction."
G. Campbell Morgan, Preaching, p. 36.