It’s called Facebook stalking. Go ahead, admit it. You’ve done it too. It was his birthday and I wished him a happy one and then started scrolling through. There was an event where he preached trying to gather food for the hungry. They challenged everyone to bring some food and called it “knock ____ off the pulpit!” There was a post with some children and him all hugged up with them, down on their level. There was a VBS attendance goal and him getting a pie in the face. There was a picture of him all grinning, posed for a snap with a bunch of folks of different color, different from him. Most of his posts were not about him, unless someone else had tagged him in a post, most were about activities coming up or being commended surrounding the church and good works. it occurred to me as I scrolled, his life is rich, full, involved, and messy. To be involved in ministry is sometimes messy. It requires you get out, get connected, get tangled in people’s lives. It was his birthday and, I bet, he could have been you. Thank you for living your life out for Him, through ministry into the lives of others. Don’t quit, you bring, hope, joy, peace, fun, growth, connection, and godliness to the forefront. Most of us see the impact of others much more than that of our own. More than you realize you are making an impact for good, for God, and you are needed.