Monday, October 13, 2008

No One is Seeking a Safe Leader

Please stand for something.

Show some passion, some anger, a little edge.

The Bible says the common people followed Jesus and heard Him gladly, because He spoke -not like the Pharisees - but as one who had authority.

I wish our two presidential candidates had fire in their eyes. Instead, they are polished and sound too much like politicians. Their statements and speeches are too guarded. Who wants to follow that? Both are afraid of going out on a limb and doing something or saying something outside of the box. Just once I would like to hear a presidential candidate tell somebody off and speak his mind!

This explains why some church leaders will never do exploits. They are consummate politicians… playing it safe… afraid of going out on a limb… of doing anything outside the box… afraid to show some passion, speak with an edge, and tell it like it is. They play both ends from the middle. Who wants to rally behind a person like that? Do you want to follow a leader who is weak and unaccomplished? Not me.

Life it too short to follow someone to a place called nowhere.