Leaders and Freedom
Whispers and Shouts #18.
…a short burst of inspiration of what God is speaking to me, a prayer, a quote, a song, or whatever else.
I have done so many long posts this week, I thought we could start a discussion with something not nearly as lengthy. This quote is from Jonathan Welton’s book, Normal Christianity (disclosure):
Spiritual fathers have been entrusted by God to train sons and daughters how to walk safely in freedom. To oppose this, the devil has strategically planted fear in the hearts of many leaders to keep them from raising other former slaves into free people. As long as a leader fears the failure of his children, he will be tempted to “protect” them from the dangers of freedom through legalism and control. (emphasis mine)
Without commentary from me, what do you think?
Have you experienced this from either the leadership side or the follower side?