Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Serving and Controlling.

"One who would be a leader, I am cautioned, has a greater weight of responsibility to honor the despised, share his earthly possessions, model interdependency, and encourage the use of gifts concealed in the unlikeliest among us. To the leader, then, the gift of humility is offered - the gift is the salvation of the proud, which comes from great difficulty from learning to receive from those who are least on Earth, yet greatest n the Kingdom.
:: Robert Lupton: "Compassion, Justice, and the Christian Life: Rethinking Ministry to the Poor."

4 comments:

Joe said...

Jesus 2008

Troy Current said...

We have been watching the movie Gandhi in my leadership class the past two class session.(I am planning on writing a post about it) I think that he might have been one of the best examples of "honor the despised, share his earthly possessions, model interdependency, and encourage the us of gifts concealed in the unlikeliest among us." After watching the movie I have rethought alot of the ways that I have thought about things,

Troy Current said...

Another thing that I thought about once I posted that last comment is a quote that was stated in the movie and I have read as one of Gandhi's quotes on various websites is this. "Poverty is the worst form of violence."

Daniel Coutz said...

I like that movie a lot. I respect Gandhi a lot and I want to learn more about him.

Matthew 5:38-48, NASB

"You have heard that it was said, 'An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.' But I say to you, do not resist an evil person; but whoever slaps you on your right cheek, turn the other to him also. If anyone want to sue you and take your shirt, let him have your coat also. Whoever forces you to go one mile, go with him two. Give to him who asks of you, and do not turn away from him who wants to borrow from you. You have heard that it was said, 'You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.' But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven; for He causes His sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have? Do not even the tax collectors do the same? If you greet only you brothers, what more are you doing than others? Do not even the Gentiles do the same? Therefore you are to be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect."