Sanders on Leadership

from Spiritual Leadership by J. Oswald Sanders

True greatness, true leadership, is found in giving yourself in service to others, not in coaxing or inducing others to serve you. True service is never without cost. …But the true spiritual leader is focused on the service he or she can render to God and other people, not on the residuals and perks of high office or holy title. We must aim to put more into life than we take out.

Because we children of Adam want to become great,
     He became small.
Because we will not stoop,
     He humbled himself.
Because we want to rule,
     He came to serve
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