"The disciple should not be surprised if, as he travels the road with Christ, some of the old gang begins to thin out. He may feel lonely at first, but then he sees that there are many companions of the Way whom he would never have met on the lower road. A college student said to me, 'You realize you're talking to a very small audience.' I asked what he meant. 'You're only talking to people who are really serious about following Christ. Most of us don't think we have to go that far.' It is heartening to know that there are, in fact, many who want to go all the way."
- Elisabeth Elliot in The Path of Loneliness