Hanging tough with a smile We need to be resilient as Christians these days. John Benton, Editor But it’s possible to do that in an unChrist-like way. Spurgeon tells a wonderful story about a hard-headed Christian leader who was rather unwavering and grim. He describes a man travelling by train, who was putting his head out of the carriage window to see the way ahead. When the guard came along, recognising the man and seeing him with his head out of the window, he spoke up saying: ‘You must not put your head out.’ ‘Why is that?’ said the clergyman. ‘There is some ironwork under one of the bridges,’ replied the guard ‘and it might get damaged if your head struck it.’ subscribe now Join today to gain access to the rest of this article and many others. more info login If you are already a subscriber, log in to continue. log in access code If you have an access code, enter it here: Go free trial Get free access for 14 days: Sign up Click here to find out how we take care of your personal data.