I know the vanity of your heart, and that you will feel mortified that your congregation is very small, in comparison with those of your brethren around you; but assure yourself on the word of an old man, that when you come to give an account of them to the Lord Christ, at His judgment-seat, you will think you have had enough.

John Brown
The Complete Works of Richard Sibbes, Vol. 1, Ed. Alexander Grossart (Edinburgh: Banner of Truth Trust, 1862-64, reprint 1979), 294