In an evangelical Congregational fellowship of which I was a member until the late 90's, there was a man whose preaching, for me, stood out. It was memorable. His name was Rev. John Botha. But then he suffered a stroke, and he seemed to grow old overnight. He would stand at the pulpit with a large magnifying glass, struggling to read his notes. Yet his sermons remained memorable. He serves as a reminder to me that ministers may be weak in worldly endowments, yet strong in spirit, and a greater asset to the kingdom of God than many. OBSERVATION: But some people are unable to see things this way.