QUOTE: "God doesn't promise success, and we must remember that there is no success without sacrifice. There will be complaints and criticisms. You must not let that infect your spirit. … It's tough being the leader. Leadership has its price. Nobody else wants to do it. Nobody else dares to do it. … I'm surprised this church is still here at a time when the secular pressures are so strong. There are no cultural movements right now to give us momentum like they did about 40 years ago." —83-year-old Crystal Cathedral founder Robert H. Schuller, addressing the church's leadership after officials announced the church would be selling a 150-acre ranch property and an office complex, laying off at least 50 more employees and canceling the church's traditional "Glory of Easter" pageant—all due to an unexpected 27 percent decline in revenue [ocregister.com, 1/31/10]
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