What is Leadership Anyway?

Leadership is not a Classical or Christian Virtue

Lest we become confused by the modern obsession with “leaders,” let us remember that Herod’s leadership came to nothing because he was a fool, despite all of his wealth, political prowess, athletic and military training, people skills, and charisma.

The man vested with authority ought to imitate the one to whom all authority has been given. Because the image of Christ tyrannizes lesser authorities, “leaders” must do what Christ does: exhibit the fruits of the spirit: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self control. The man vested with authority dies for his people, gives rest to his people, commands his people, feeds his people, heals his people. He upholds justice, condemns the wicked, and heals the brokenhearted.

-Bobby McGee

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