Pastor Rick Warren of Saddleback Church in Lake Forest Calif., continues to journal his grief over losing his son, Matthew, who committed suicide just over a month ago, through his posts on Twitter. He tweeted on Wednesday that he has been most encouraged by support from the people who his son inspired to find God.

“Since my son died, the most comforting notes have come from people Matthew personally led to know and trust Jesus,” tweeted the megachurch pastor.

At the end of the message he referenced Proverbs 11:30 that reads: “The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise.”

  • Rick Warren Tweet
    In this tweet, Rick Warren, pastor of Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, Calif., praises the notes of encouragement his received from people his son Matthew led to God before he died as ‘most comforting’.

Thankful for the legacy of the faithful Matthew left behind, Warren noted in another tweet on Tuesday that: “The outpouring of love after Matthew’s death made me realize there’s far more unity among various Christians than we think.”

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