Why an English Actor Gets a Bigger Crowd Than a Preacher
It has been said that an eminent preacher once asked the great English actor Macready, “What is the difference between you and me? You are appearing before crowds night after night with fiction, and the crowds come wherever you go. I am preaching the essential and unchangeable truth of the Word of God, and I am not getting any crowd at all.” Macready’s answer was this: “This is quite simple. I can tell you the difference between us. I present my fiction as though it were truth; you present your truth as though it were fiction.” (G. Campbell Morgan, Preaching, p. 36).