My dear friend Patrick has become my first "inmate" (a blog follower ... see link along the right-hand side). This gives me the opportunity to tell a great story about him. I remember while we were stationed in Okinawa in the mid-1990s, Japan, Patrick was a close family friend and participated in a Bible study I led on the book of Romans. Patrick was a fairly new Christian, and would get visibly excited about some of the basic truths of our calling, election and salvation in Christ. I distinctly remember being very moved by his response, and thanking him for reminding the rest of us "old heads" that this stuff is supposed to be exciting!
The longer I walk with Christ, the more I need new Christians to remind me of the joy that comes with salvation.