theIMPACTandPOWERofONE: Think of the impact that ‘some Leaders’ have on their followers. Both…Negative and Positive? There is such a ‘great responsibility’ that Leaders carry on their shoulders, especially those who have a ‘loving heart.’ They very often… can, and do, exercise a tremendous impact on their followers.
If the leader had but a few followers, then the impact would less dramatic; as their follow-ship increases; the impact becomes more critical. Think, seriously, for a moment… of the impact that… ‘Just a few of our world’s important Leaders’ …have had on their followers.
We had Moses… who, through the power of God… led his followers to ‘the promised land.’ John the Baptist paved the way for the coming of Jesus Christ. Franklin Roosevelt led our nation through the 2nd World War. Mother Theresa led a small band of nuns to serve an impoverished nation. David Koresh, through the power of satan… led his followers to a fiery furnace. Martin Luther King led millions through the maze of civil rights. Elvis Pressley brought a nation of young people to power of ‘Blue Suede Shoes.’ Then, there was Martin Luther introduced a Christian doctrine that is generally regarded as Protestant rather than Catholic or Eastern Orthodox. And, don’t forget Mr. Alphonse ‘Scarface’ Capone… who tried to bring credibility to criminality. And Pope John Paul II, who led over one-billion followers through a ‘transformed Roman Church” and personally helped bring about the fall of Communism and the destruction of the Iron Curtain. And…Jim Jones who led over 900 people to a mass suicide. Then the beloved Billy Graham who led millions to Christ through his Crusades. John Lennon led his followers to a perpetual love-in. Steve Jobs and Bill Gates , who between them, forever… transformed informational and communication media. Hitler led his followers to Hell. Princess Diana led her nation, and the world… to a new sense of love, duty, and respect. And finally… JFK led our nation through the hills of Camelot, and the valleys of follywood.
And…what about….Jesus Christ…who… by dying on the cross… led an entire world population to eternal salvation.
Who do you want to emulate? Let us ask ourselves…are we representing Good, or eh… ‘Not-so-good’…or Terrible? Or worst, yet…satan?
….Remember: The Power of One. ….Blessings…cjlb…8/15/2017