Hudson Taylor (1832-1905) was a British theologian and missionary to China. He founded the China Inland Mission, and pioneered cross-cultural gospel missions. Taylor practiced “incarnational” presence by adopting many of the cultural practices of his Chinese neighbors.
“It is not so much the greatness of our troubles, as the littleness of our spirit, which makes us complain.”
“[God] wants you to have something far better than riches and gold, and that is helpless dependence upon Him.”
“He knows why He places me here-whether to do, or learn, or suffer.”
“It does not matter how great the pressure is. What really matters is where the pressure lies — whether it comes between you and God, or whether it presses you nearer His heart.”
I thought to myself, “When I get out to China, I shall have no claim on any one for anything; my only claim will be on God.