From her tireless work on the streets of Melbourne to her rise as global leader of the Salvation Army, Eva Burrows has been remembered for a lifetime dedicated to the less fortunate. Retired General Burrows, known as "the People's General", died late on Friday night. She was 85 years old.

Dr Billy Graham, with whom General Burrows had a warm association, said of her: ‘General Eva Burrows is unquestionably one of the most respected and influential Christian leaders of our time. She is also an individual of great warmth, selfless compassion, unusual vision, and profound spiritual commitment. She embodies the spiritual commitment and dedication that led to the founding of The Salvation Army by William and Catherine Booth over 100 years ago.’ 

Thank God for people like Eva who give such an inspiring example of Jesus' commandment for his followers to love God and their neighbour as themselves. May we too be known by our love. 

[See also the recent Melbourne Age article and a full tribute from the Chief of the Staff, Commissioner William Roberts, which has been sent to Salvation Army leaders around the world]