As Christians, we follow a perfect God who loves every person perfectly.
And while we, the imperfect, are doing our best to be like this Perfect God—a loose “imitation” is as close as we can ever hope to get. Deep down we all know this, but from somewhere we got the idea that we have to hold ourselves, our families, our leaders and churches to the standard of … flawless.
Listen to this week’s podcast, as David & Caron discuss this significant topic for all who are in any kind of leadership role or position.
Here are a couple of key quotes from today’s episode:
“To believe you must hide all the parts of you that are broken, out of fear that someone else is incapable of loving what is less than perfect, is to believe that sunlight is incapable of entering a broken window and illuminating a dark room.” Ian Thomas
“Too often we think sharing our weakness will cause us to lose respect…the more you tell the truth about yourself, appropriately, winsomely, age-appropriately, within a context, the more effective your leadership will become.” Dan Allendar
Also, in this episode, there is a mention of the book The Pastor: A Memoir by Eugene Peterson.
For more on this subject, see our blog: How Boosting Authenticity Makes You a Better Leader.