an observation

Servant leadership
is not just leadership from below—
not just leadership other than by decree—
imposed upon the contexts of others,

but also leadership exercised precisely within conditions
determined by others.

So not just and maybe less a matter of philosophy
than a matter of circumstance.

Ever responsive to what others choose,
as such, responsive leadership—
transformative leadership,
such is God’s leadership—
indicator not just of how God is,
but where God is found—
among the circumstances of the least of these.

So such is our leadership in imitation of God—
as followers of God?


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