I've had the privilege of preaching (teaching, speaking or whatever you may call it) twice this week. Sunday evening I spoke at a nearby church to a group of volunteers. I was asked to do some visioncasting for some new initiatives they are undertaking to improve their effectiveness and excellence. It was a little different to do visioncasting for a group of people I've never worked with and probably never will but they seemed to be receptive to what I had to say.
This morning I spoke at a local High School for First Priority. This is the second time I've had the chance to speak there. The reason I bring it up isn't to give you an update on my speaking schedule; it's to tell you about something different I saw. I was asked to speak by a young man named Josh who is leading the First Priority group at his school. There is something different about Josh. You know it as soon as you meet him. There's a humility about him that makes you want to befriend him. I don't know him very well but what I've observed impresses me. He leads the group almost from a sense of need. Not a need to lead, but because he recognizes the need for a group like this at his school and he is unwilling to let it go undone.
In our "Look at me" culture it's refreshing and challenging to see someone so young doing something for the sake of others. I'm proud of Josh; I know his parents are proud of him. Josh, thanks for being a great example for not only the students in your school but to me as well. Thank you for challenging me to be more like Christ.