Scripture selection: Luke 22:25
Jesus said to them, “The kings of the Gentiles lord it over them; and those who exercise authority over them call themselves Benefactors. But you are not to be like that. Instead, the greatest among you should be like the youngest, and the one who rules like the one who serves.
Ultimately, it comes down to service.
As the days were drawing to a close of Jesus’ earthly life, he consistently pointed his followers to his example – a sacrificial example.
This stands in stark contrast to a world where a show like THE SHARK TANK draws a large audience each week. Another TV offering that comes to mind is the ever popular one in which you can hear Donald Trump say with conviction, “You’re fired!”
Servant leadership isn’t about being walked over or abused.
It is about finding a way to make the world a better place by following the wonderful example set by Christ.
It’s about listening, caring, understanding, looking for solutions – rather than looking to get ahead at all costs.
I know… I can hear it already: “But that’s not the way the world works!!”
Exactly my point.