When you feel as if you lack courage to take action, channel a strong leader you know. I’m usually the one who jumps in after somebody issues an order. But if nobody else takes the lead, what do you do?
If one act of leadership can change a situation for the better, one act of detachment can have a negative effect. As people of faith, we have a responsibility to lead. Our baptism not only empowers us to care for our neighbor, it demands it.
When have you found yourself in an unexpected leadership position? What did you learn from the experience?
This message is an excerpt from a Women of the ELCA blog by Elizabeth McBride. Today we remember Olavus Petri, priest, who died in 1552, and Laurentius Petri, bishop of Uppsala, who in died 1573; renewers of the church.