Phil Steiger . . .
“Christians have been here before…During the first 100 years or so of the early church, we have letters written by Roman governors during times of plague talking about the behavior of this strange new group of people, Christians. The letters talk about how Christians stayed behind in the infected towns to take care of the sick. At least one letter laments the lack of compassion of the Romans while Christians were taking care of everyone, not just their own.”
Stephen Backhouse . . .
“It was not clever apologetics, strategic political organization or the witness of martyrdom which converted an Empire, so much as it was the simple conviction of normal women and men that what they did for the least of their neighbors they did for Christ.”