I read a short passage from a daily bible reference this morning. It offered a model of leadership in service to others. In so many different religious traditions the message is repeated often and very clear. To lead is to serve others before yourself, everything else is the use of power for personal gain. Interesting to consider as we watch the machinations of both political parties in Washington pursuing their own agendas for their own personal and political gain at the expense of the welfare of the Republic.
Go the extra mile in service of others…
Jesus speaking to his disciples in –
You know the rulers in this world lord it over their people, and officials flaunt their authority over those under them. 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 ransom for many.