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Matthew 23:1-23, Woes

Narrative Lectionary Key Verse for Today

therefore, do whatever they teach you and follow it; but do not do as they do, for they do not practise what they teach.
— Matthew 23:3

NL Daily Devotion for Thursday, April 4, 2019

by Stefanie K. Fauth, Clergy Stuff


Do as I say, not as I do.

Ever notice that some leaders will preach some very stringent values and morals? Those leaders will condemn the world. Everyone they see step a toe out of line will get a tongue lashing.

Then, we find out that that very same leader had their own seedy story. Something from their underbelly they were covering up.

When they are exposed all credibility is lost.

What would it be like to lead from a place of humility?

To be upfront that no one is perfect.

Would less be lost in the case of a mistake?

I wonder.

Are you forthcoming with your humanity? What was it like the last time you admitted your imperfections?