â€˜Christ had the good of souls in his eye. He came to seek and save that which was lost â€¦Follow Christ in this, O my soul, that thou mayst be a fisher of men. When thou studiest thy sermons, let the good of souls be before thee; when thou preachest, let this be thy design, to endeavour to recover lost sheep, to get some brands plucked out of the burning; to get some converted, and brought in to thy Master. Let that be much in thy mind, and be concerned for that, whatever doctrine thou preachest.â€™
(Thomas Boston, The Art of Manfishing, 79-80).
[photo by Mary Chind]