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Leader: Another Way to Love with Boldness and Courage

Photo by Casey Horner on Unsplash Leaders, here's a blog about love as it relates to leadership.  Leadership can be summed up as many things, and one is certainly this: Leadership is loving those whom you lead. Jesus, the ultimate leader, doesn't do business as usual “If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners love those who love them. And if you do good to those who are good to you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners do that.” Whew.. that’s a killer quote. You can check out the context by reading Luke 6 , one of Jesus' most extended recorded lessons. Jesus' point is that the way of the world is not loving.  Not by a long shot.  The way of the world is easy, doing what comes naturally, and moving on quickly from those who cause difficulty.  Avoid painful relationships. The whole time from Advent, through Christmas, and into early January is to be a time of anticipation and appreciation of love, hope, joy, and peace.  It is a time to

Introduction: So, what have we here?

I began this blog with a churning, a restlessness to write and put some thoughts and wrestlings out to the world as a form of sorting out my mind and heart, and in the hopes of inspiring, provoking thought and prayer and more soulfulness in what you do. As it stands now, look around this blog, see what sticks and respond and question.  It would be my pleasure to dialogue about your roles, and the roles of the men you love and are trying to love. We are not one dimensional dimwits as the media would cast us.  We are a unique half (more or less) of the human race, created with intentionality.  Let's explore that from many perspectives. Over the coming weeks, I will post more about my roles: son , brother, father , educator/leader , and other roles I think of, but those are the biggies for now.   What are your questions as a man in many roles?  What are your questions as a person who loves a man (or men) in many roles?