We were in the middle of a ministry formation class when one of the participants made a point: “Leading like Jesus is a lot easier if you’re getting support from the people around you.”
“That’s why your parents urged you to pick good friends, right?” I asked rhetorically. “And that’s why those of you who are parents are now urging your kids to do the same thing.”
The room was full of knowing smiles punctuated by several heads moving up and down. We knew. We all knew.