John Newton and Unanswered E-Mails

It is very comforting to know that John Newton during his London ministry in the 1790s was “always working…from a stack of fifty or sixty unanswered letters” [Bruce Hindmarsh, John Newton (Oxford, 1996), 250].

It warmed my soul to read that and helped me realize that having a “pile” of unanswered e-mails is not as spiritually bad as I have thought it to be. I hate being so pressed as not to be able to answer e-mails, but I confess I do have some that have been there for a few months without an answer. If Newton could live with the guilt, then I have hope!

And brothers/sisters, an answer to your e-mail is coming., Patience—and more time for me!