There are a number of people in the Church who I call the Good People. These are not always the people I hang out with on the weekends (though some of them are), nor are they always the most intelligent or articulate (though many of them are). The Good People are those who I imagine inhabit God’s presence.
These are the people that no matter what you ask them to do, no matter how little notice you give them, no matter what is going on in their personal life, they are willing to do it, no questions asked, no complaints registered. And this isn’t solely a willingness to give a talk, rather this level of willingness to serve permeates into all aspects of their lives. I’ve found that more than anyone else, these are the people who seem to be the most forgiving, patient, grateful, humble and even happy. I’m not sure if the “giving/serving” makes them more forgiving, patient, grateful, humble and happy or if it’s vice versa, but there is a strong relationship between the characteristics.
I just want to say thank you to the Good People of this Church, you are my greatest examples.