Jesus came to serve. The paradox of his life is his role as the servant-leader. His leadership style is a revolutionary premise.
Before Jesus leaders didn’t wash the feet of their followers. Jesus broke the mold by doing a job normally consigned to the slaves of his day.
How hard is it for us to emulate Jesus? Personally, I’ve never washed anyone’s feet, except perhaps my daughter’s when she was a baby.
But it’s from this place of humility that we must truly lead, by empowering others to do their job well. The servant-leader is sorely needed in the church today.
We don’t have to figure out how to be a leader by attending a leadership seminar or reading the latest best seller by the management guru of our generation.
We need only crack open the best selling book of all ages, the Bible. Jesus gives ample information on how to be a successful leader. Check it out.
You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and those who are great exercise authority over them. Yet it shall not be so among you; but whoever desires to become great among you, let him be your servant. And whoever desires to be first among you let them be your slave - just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life a ransom for many. Matthew 20: 25-28
After that, he poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples’ feet and to wipe them with the towel with which he was girded. John 13: 5
Love and blessings,
photo: ( My brother Fendy, a true servant leader)