Sir Wilfred T. Grenfell [1865-1940], What Christ Means to Me. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1926. Hbk. pp.125. [Download the complete book in PDF]
When various friends invited me to put on record what Christ means to me, I realised that to make a mere bald statement would be meaningless. In any other line of activity, such would be rightly rated as valueless. Man knows us, and God judges us, by our record, and we can only know ourselves or what anything has meant to us, by that same gauge. Facts are still the most trustworthy and verifiable things we know of, especially recent historical facts. Such a record calls for more time and more length than a mere category of what ‘I believe’; but to my mind it is the only way possible that would carry any conviction.
Certainly, in surgery such a course alone would satisfy the governing body of the College and be acceptable as a credential on which to base action.
This is my only apology for the following booklet. Some of it may have been written previously. The conditions of incessant travel under which tills record has been made, have prevented my consulting previous books. The best I can hope is that the details of long past events will do justice to my memory by tallying, and that in any event, friends will understand and deal generously. [Continue reading]