Saturday 3 February 2024

Leader or follower?

When we look around the world at the moment, we see a dearth of good leadership. It is true that we need inspirational leaders in order to get us into a better place, as a planet, but I feel that we also need to be faithful followers of God, in order to stay focused on higher values and principles. 

The following story says a lot about us as people, at the moment: 

S. I. McMillen, in his book None of These Diseases, tells a story of a young woman who wanted to go to college, but her heart sank when she read the question on the application blank that asked, "Are you a leader?" 

Being both honest and conscientious, she wrote, "No," and returned the application, expecting the worst. 

To her surprise, she received this letter from the college: "Dear Applicant: A study of the application forms reveals that this year our college will have 1,452 new leaders. We are accepting you because we feel it is imperative that they have at least one follower." - S. I. McMillen.

Jesus called us to follow him first, before we ventured off into our own version of leadership. 

"He said to another man, “Follow me.” - Luke 9:59

Living in Grace


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