Leaders or Tag-alongs?

leaders“A genuine leader is not a searcher of consensus, but a molder of consensus.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

Whether it is responding to recent attacks in Paris – and other Islamic State evils, campus protests, anti-police demonstrations or other societal upheavals, there is a an undeniable dearth of leadership from the Saints of God. It would appear that we have lost sight of our Heavenly mandate to proclaim the Kingdom of God and have exchanged it for cultural research and statistical models.

In the Church and in society in general, there is an increasing tendency to follow the crowd rather than forging a path. Those called Leaders are often the ones who can draw the biggest crowd rather than the ones who lead people to where they need to go.

Winston Churchill’s pre-World-War-II warnings were so unpopular that he was effectively ran out of the public arena. He was betrayed by the very people he had spent a life-time serving. Later however, when his warnings became reality, and the ideas of those in power failed, they begged him to come back and save them.

I wonder… when the current culture falls apart from the failed morality experiments and lack of godly foundations, will the fear-filled masses have spiritual Churchill’s to call on, or will they simply find a church that is in the same condition they are?

What do you think?

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