Great subjects again - faith, hope and love from 1 Corinthians 13:13 and the perseverance of the saints (from Philippians 1:6, etc). Somehow one does not feel as excited as one should be. We're so few and there were people missing and the preaching could have been better. I think that one also feels one is so far short of what is preached. Where is the faith, the hope, the love? Where's the confident perseverance? Mind you I did find looking at hope a great help. I am very pessimistic and it is only the Bible that keeps me going. I know it is incorrect to say it is optimistic. What it is is a book full of hope. It drives you from despair. We had tea together before the evening meeting and that was nice.
Bonhoeffer uses a similar phrase 'worldly Christianity'. It's J Gresham Machen that I want to line up most closely with. See his Christianity and culture here. Having done commentaries on Proverbs (Heavenly Wisdom) and Song of Songs (Heavenly Love), a matching title for Ecclesiastes would be Heavenly Worldliness. For my stance on worldliness, see 3 posts here.