If I could go back to 1959 when I entered the Seminary, the only thing I would change is myself. I would endeavor to be a better father, a more loving husband and a more dedicated pastor. But I would never ask my master to give me an easier assignment. The Lord is my shepherd. He has led me exactly where He wanted me and provided exactly what was best for me.
If I could give one word to every young preacher or every young Christian it would be "love." Love the Lord enough to follow His call. Love your neighbor enough to give him a good example. Love God's Word enough to heed its precepts. Love His church enough to give it your best. Love NOT the world, nor the things that are in the world. Only one life will soon be past, only what is done for God will last.