This past weekend, my brother-in-law said goodbye to his grandfather for the last time. “Pop” served in World War II , worked hard for many years, and saw children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren grow up. The World War II generation set a tremendous example of sacrifice, patriotism, and commitment that seems to be lost these days.
I think about the lessons my own grandfather taught me. A staunch conservative, he shaped me politically far more than my parents did.. He modeled humble church leadership as an elder and volunteer in ways that I’m just now realizing as a church staff member myself.
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