Leadership, however great or small, is stewardship of the temporary influence we have. When we view our leadership as something for which we are accountable, we will be far less likely to leverage it for ourselves.
The United States has been called the “Great Experiment,” and a nation formed “for the people, by the people.” These principles were different from what the world had experienced previously. But like all new principles, they bump against existing practices and create tensions. The same is true for Christians. Jesus saw it coming, so he gave us some advice.