June 30, 2024 Daily Devotion

Jesus is the Greatest Leader in History!

Abba, Father, all things are possible to you. Take this cup away from me, but not what I will but what you will.

Mark 14:36

Joseph McInerney writes an article on “Jesus as Follower Begests Jesus as Leader” in the April 2024 edition of the Columbia magazine as part of his Lead with Faith Column. Jesus is the greatest leader in history. Why should we care about how he was a follower? There are three reasons. First, the Gospels clearly reveal that Jesus is the perfect follower of God the Father. We see this most dramatically in his prayer in the Garden of Gethsemane: “Abba, Father, all things are possible to you. Take this cup away from me, but not what I will but what you will” (Mk 14:36).

Second, the Gospels reveal that the leadership of Jesus grows out of his relationship with the Father. The Father gives Jesus his mission, and the Father’s will is the criterion by which Jesus executes his leadership.

Third, humility is the foundational virtue of Jesus’ leadership. It is because Jesus is the humble follower of the Father that he is the leader at whose name every knee must bend. The foundation for everything we do as Christian leaders must be our filial relationship to the Father, especially through Jesus, and our lowliness before the Father’s transcendent glory.

Listen, Obedience, and Love!

Brothers and sisters in Christ,

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