I went to Terry's funeral today. Terry was Church Secretary of one of the two congregations in Islington of which I was minister through much of the 1980s. He became Church Secretary while I was minister, one of many roles he undertook.
Terry was an ordinary bloke, only he wasn't. He was one of God's saints. He was a postman, a job that suited him - because the early start meant an early finish which left him free to do all the other things he wanted - most of them what we might call Kingdom things.
Terry's commitment was phenomenal - Boy's Brigade captain, church organist, day centre bingo caller etc etc
Terry is one of those people to whom I will always look for an example of one of God's saints.