Bishops’ Chosen Quote

“A true and safe leader is likely to be one who has no desire to lead, but is forced into a position of leadership by the inward pressure of the Holy Spirit and the press of the external situation.  Such were Moses, David, and the Old Testament prophets.  I think there was hardly a great leader from Paul to present day but was drafted by the Holy Spirit for the task, and commissioned by the Lord of the Church to fill a position he (or she) had little heart for.  I believe it might be accepted as a reliable rule of thumb that the man (or woman) who is ambitious to lead is disqualified as a leader.  The true leader will have no desire to lord it over God’s heritage, but will be humble, gentle, self-sacrificing, and altogether as ready to follow as to lead.  When the Spirit makes it clear that a wiser and more gifted person has appeared.”

Gary R. Collins


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