I had a great opportunity today to hang out with two of my favorite people in the whole wide world, Gary and Tony. I also got to meet Greg Rohlinger and a few other guys who are doing some pretty cool things for the Kingdom of God!

Being the old coot in the bunch, I kind of just sat there while these guys passed around some great tidbits of knowledge. I also managed to laugh. A lot.

I did notice something though.

I wasn’t particularly struck by the superior intelligence of these guys, even though they all are pretty smart. It’s not their overwhelming charisma that grabbed me, even though they are, for the most part, outgoing and magnetic personalities.

What struck me was their belief that what they’re doing matters! They believe in what they’re doing. Totally! They are fully and passionately engaged. They believe that they can make – and that they are making – a difference in the world. They believe that what they’re doing is actually worthwhile. That it’s something worth giving your life to.

And that passion makes all the difference in the world. And I wish I had some of it again…