March 26, 2024 at 3:47 pm
A. Davis

I have seen this concept pop up more in leadership discussions and I think it is very important. Leadership is not about accumulating power, it is about lifting up others and setting an example. This concept of "servant leadership" has been a part of Christian teaching for thousands of years. When Jesus' coached his followers about what kind of leaders they should be he said, "But among you it will be different. Whoever wants to be a leader among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first among you must become your slave. For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve others and to give his life as a ransom for many. (Matthew 20:26-28). This sounds foreign to human sensibilities because we're often about promoting ourselves and being first. We need to revisit this wisdom from Jesus that "anyone who desires to be first, he should be last of all and servant of all" (Mark 9:35).

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