yesterday i got an email from a pastor in sydney, australia. yeah.
he listens to my sermons online and is also currently preaching through the book of ephesians. he wrote me and asked if i would share my notes with him from a few weeks ago (“ridiculous”…if you remember). of course.
the whole experience has left me more than a little humbled. i know that the big dogs (the ones who write and speak to masses and travel around the world) get these requests all the time. i can’t imagine the pressure it must be for them to stay grounded and not get caught up in their own press. as sad and tragic as it is, i am never fully surprised when i hear of another great church leader whose life gets shipwrecked.
humility is slippery. can a person who is genuinely humble recognize his own humility? wouldn’t it be canceled out by acknowledging it? i suppose it’s probably a chicken/egg issue. just thinking…
as far as my experience with my new friend in australia, it’s just cool knowing we’re on the same team. we’ve committed to getting to know each other.
on a personal note, to all of you who pray for me…challenge me with your words…walk close enough to me to see the cracks in my veneer…and express your love and loyalty anyway…thanks! i would not-could not be here without you.