"What's it take not to quit?"

A report on the thirty-ninth annual congress of Vision New England, in Boston

During The Conference, writer, public speaker, and television host Jill Briscoe instantly captured her audience of several thousand when she told them about one of her favorite posters. It shows a dejected young sports enthusiast slumped alone on a bench. Clearly, he is in trouble—perhaps after a bad game. At the top of the poster, it says "I quit." In the bottom corner is the shadow of a cross, and underneath in small letters are the words "I didn't."

"This," said Mrs. Briscoe, "prompts the question 'What's it take not to quit?' " Turning to the theme of the conference, "Proclaiming Hope: On Christ the Solid Rock We Stand," she asked: "How do we proclaim hope when everything around us appears to be hopeless?"

Love, not guilt, improves the environment
April 12, 1999

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