Good Leaders Serve Twice
Lock-Ins are not my favorite thing to do in the first place, so the fact that the students had trashed the sanctuary with candy wrappers and half-empty pop cans really made me mad. We had already “served” these teenagers by staying up all night with them, and now we needed to clean up after them?!
“Good leaders serve twice.” Not just the first time, but the second time as well. Your “humble” initial service does not “excuse” you from Christ-like service the second time!
Jesus serves his disciples in mundane ways, so that he can give something away (John 13). You serve someone in order to serve them. Only by washing feet can you serve on a higher level. It put Christ at a place where the disciples could receive him (at a level where they could receive).
We have to do the mundane before the profound.
Invest in people, so we can invest in people.
This is part of a series called Patty Proverbs. When I was in college @ Multnomah University in Portland, our professor, Dr. Steve Patty, shared some proverbial leadership wisdom with his students. These are his “proverbs.”