"But," says the friend, whose hand has been out stretched for several minutes, "why do you not let go your grasp and give it to me?"
"O, because I am afraid that you will take hold of it so strongly as to break it, and all my labour will be lost," replies the giver.
"But you say that it is mine; let it go, then, and if it is shattered in the transfer, the loss will be mine and not yours."
If your gift of yourself to Christ is in good faith, let yourself go; and if you break all in pieces, you have lost nothing; it is His loss. Perhaps He can make a better use of you, thus shattered, than He could with your wholeness. In His service a broken heart is a thousand times more efficient for good than a whole one.
— Mile-Stone Papers, Part 1, Chapter 15.