I just received this card in the mail today:
If it needs explanation, the card is handwritten by Mrs. Dodie Osteen (Joel’s mother, and the matriarch of Lakewood Church). She’s 85 years old and I’m sure she has better things to do than send a thank you note to me for participating on stage at the recent “Night of Hope” at the United Center.
But I’ve learned in my years of ministry that classy people do classy things. (Maybe I should rephrase that to say, “real leaders show appreciation to people”.
I hope I’m still practicing that at age 85.