Look at him. Study his moves. See anything unique about his leadership? Patient, you say? Loving?
I think there is a reason for Jesus' spectacular leadership; he walked with those on the bottom rung of life. He didn't attend seminars about them. He didn't give lip-service to them. He supped with them. Jesus traded places with them.
America is suffering because her leaders can't find the key to effective leadership. We hear very well about the need to sacrifice. The new conferences are abundant regarding gaining support from both parties for more stability. But one thing seems to be lacking from all political schemes; there are no leaders like Jesus.
And what should those leaders do?
Look at Jesus. He crossed the tracks from heaven's supra-throne to earth's lowest bassinette. What might work for America to begin a rally back is to see the suit-n-tie leaders making a shift from what we perceive as extravagant living to more humble means. The Washington Image does not align with its Vocal Concern about our land.
Jesus is the example. He became poor that God's nation might become rich. And what did those rich do? Became poor in turn for others to become rich.
This hope is not relegated to Washington only. It fits preachers and elders and Bible students of every brand. An exciting thing the church is experiencing is the more we labor and identify with the poor, the more we seem to notice God's presence.
Jesus was a prominent leader because he operated from basement headquarters. We will do well to ponder such leadership tactics. Maybe then we will notice we have actual followers.