1 The completion of the Quiet Sitting Class does not mean you are done with quiet sitting, and that you do not need to do it or chant the Orisons any more. Rather, it is the beginning of another phase of striving. During the Quiet Sitting Class, you were preparing yourself physically and mentally for a long-term and a tougher goal of striving.
2 Striving cannot be done with empty words. It requires real actions. Contributing your strength, your mind [ideas], and your money are real actions in building the foundation of preaching and missionary work in the church.
3 Striving is not a slogan. There is a price to pay. It requires us to sacrifice and to contribute. Only when we sacrifice our spiritual and physical bodies can it be looked upon as true striving.
Fellowship Meeting at the Tianran Chapel, February 12, 1987