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Leadership Is Love

Maybe you’re like me.

Perhaps your wedding included One Corinthians 13.  It happens in a lot of weddings.

I really hadn’t thought much about it until the other day.  I was listening to a couple of podcasts with interviews of Perry Noble.  All I know about him is that he is a pastor over in South Carolina and his church is a huge multi-site mega church.  And that’s fine with me.  And he pointed out something I had never thought about.

Noble said that One Corinthians 12 is about spiritual gifts.  One Corinthians 14 is about spiritual gifts.  So what’s a chapter about the love between a husband, wife and their marriage vows doing wedged between those chapters.  Unless it isn’t, of course.

Maybe One Corinthians 13 isn’t really about marital love.  Maybe, instead, it’s about what ties spiritual gifts together.  And maybe it’s really about all relationships.

And that means leadership as well.

What if we would use that chapter as a guide in how we lead folks?

Leadership is patient.  Leadership is kind.  And so on.  And so on.

What if that is what our leaders were like?  Wouldn’t it make it easier to follow them?

So, I have a new lens to view my own leadership, whether it’s my family leadership or my role at work.

Leadership is love.  That’s what it boils down to.  That’s what it’s all about.

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  1. March 10, 2016 at 4:10 pm

    Methinks you are onto something really important.

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