Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was, without a doubt, a great leader.
But he was a great follower first.
I’ve recently come to the conclusion that I’m a “two-talent person.”
Leadership. Even the word sounds complicated and nebulous.
I used to think a leader was someone who knows a lot, talks a lot, and works a lot.
Old friends. Mom’s home cooking. Your favorite pair of jeans. There’s something undeniably comforting about the familiar.
In the middle of one of my many job interviews, time stopped for a second.
I was visiting with some ministry partners recently. They told the story of their visit with a young woman who works with a different campus ministry.
So many of us have experienced it. We hear an inspiring sermon or we encounter Jesus at a retreat and cannot wait to do more for him.
Barack Obama. Tony Blair. BBC. Fox. Bono. And most of my Facebook friends, both from the years I lived in South Africa and now back in the U.S.
I remember sitting on a couch a couple years ago across from my spiritual director explaining why I felt like a failure.
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