Matthew 20:26-28 “But it shall not be so among you: but whosoever will be great among you, let him be your minister; And whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant: Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom of many.”

I spent the last eight days on a family vacation completely unplugged from the world.  During this wonderful time, my reading list included a book on Army leaders since World War II, a book on servant leadership, and a book on the growing problem of sexual assault in the American armed forces.  Just prior to the vacation, I had finished a book on a father’s influence on his daughters.  Without planning it this way, there was an interesting common thread that tied these seemingly divergent topics tightly together.

American society faces a dearth of Christ-like leadership in all elements of society.  Our “leaders” seem more interested in self-promotion than self-sacrifice, more interested in indulgence than impact, more interested in ambition than altruism, more interested in prestige than progress, and more interested in leverage than legacy.  All the while, American institutions suffer because these “leaders” are not leading at all.  The government suffers; the military suffers; families suffer; schools suffer; communities suffer; churches suffer.  America suffers!  Such suffering is caused by individuals who masquerade as leaders when they are nothing of the sort.

American leaders need to return to the proven leadership model so wonderfully demonstrated by our Savior.  PLEASE PRAY THAT AMERICA WOULD EMBRACE CHRIST-LIKE LEADERSHIP IN EVERY ELEMENT OF SOCIETY.  We need leaders who are truly great among us.