A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another
I don’t remember the day but it was early and cold, bitterly cold with no wind at all. The kind of morning that covers windows with frost, freezes fingers and makes one dream of warmer places. My wife and I were leaving for a weekend getaway, stopping by her Mom and Dads to say goodbye for five minutes. Five minutes turned into thirty. Knowing the windows would be frosted over I told my wife I would start the car and scrape the windows.
After putting on my heaviest winter coat and leather gloves I walked outside to find our little Chevy Chevette running with the windows scraped. I knew right away who had done that for us and why. My father-in-law Charlie, the greatest Christian I have ever known.
Charlie was never famous or looked on as a leader in the church. He was not an ordained minister and to the best of my knowledge never desired to be a preacher. But in the truest definition of the word he was certainly a minister.