"John needed passion to fulfill his God-given calling."
"Every pioneer needs passion. Pioneers cannot be satisfied with mere maintenance, for they have nothing yet to maintain. They create from nothing. ...their passion attracts other pioneers."
"[John] felt consumed with his mission."
Like Jeremiah: "Then I said, 'I will not make mention of Him, nor speak anymore in His name.' But His word was in my heart like a burning fire shut up in my bones; I was weary of holding it back, and I could not." (Jer. 20:9)"Like a magnet, [John] repelled some and attracted others."
"He possessed a strong sense of justice. This hunger for justice drove him. He wouldn't sit still until he saw results."
"He felt dissatisfied with anything but action. John was a doer. He didn't want people to merely talk..."
"Associate with people of passion. Hot coals stay hot when they remain in the fire."
From the John Maxwell Leadership Bible.