Your periodic reminder that true leadership isn’t about exerting power and influence. It’s about having the heart and mind of a servant.
But he, a lawyer, willing to justify himself, said to Jesus, And who is my neighbor?
And Jesus answering said, A certain man went on the road near Washington, D.C., and an old injury suddenly flared up, and he fell down half dead.
And by chance there came down a certain White House staffer that way: and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side.
And likewise a Congressman, when he was at the place, came and looked on him, and passed by on the other side.
But an immigrant, as she journeyed, came where he was: and when she saw him, she had compassion on him,
And went to him, and bound up his wounds, and helped him into her car, and brought him to a clinic, and took care of him.
And when she departed, she took out her Visa card, and gave it to the doctor, and said to him, Take care of him; and whatever you spend, I will repay you.
Now which of these three, do you think, was a neighbor to him who was sick?
And he said, The one who showed mercy on him. Then Jesus said to him, Go, and do likewise.
– Luke 10:29-37 (paraphrase)