Stimulate the heart to love, and all other virtues will rise of their own accord.
Numbers are essential, but not absolutely essential to strength. For many churches are numerically strong but lamentably weak spiritually. Numbers, then, are no display of spiritual power or strength.
We are all in the hands of an omnipotent, omniscient, just and merciful God, and whatever may be the destiny of humanity (for real or woe), there will be a universal and eternal amen to all that God does.