Over at Bring the Books Adam Parker puts celebrity and aspirations of grandeur in proper perspective. He writes:
I’m not here to be a Calvin or a Luther. I’m not here to come up with a movement that will bear my last name in a slightly modified form 400 years from now. I’m here to serve my little church, to feed my little flock, and to protect them from the wolves. We must be faithful and not lose heart. At the end of our lives, our success is not measured by anything on our epitaph – it is measured by how many people are following Jesus Christ and growing because of what God has chosen to do through us.
This certainly is a hard truth to swallow.