Posts tagged with: Matthew

Jesus Washing Peter's Feet by Ford Madox Brown (1852-6)

Leadership Wisdom – Becoming Peacemakers

How can the church, which is composed of people from “every tribe and tongue and people and nation,” behave differently?

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Garden Hose Spray Bottle © Gayle Chi – 2021

Leadership Wisdom – Who You See is Who You’ll Be

What does it mean that the pure in heart will “see God”?

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Moses and the Burning Bush by Mark Chagall, 1966

Leadership Wisdom – Breaking the Cycle

Legitimate moral outrage is easy to foster and enflame. Acting with mercy in light of a world full of injustice is infinitely harder.

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The Last Supper by Leonardo DaVinci

Leadership Wisdom – Hunger and Thirst

Our longing for right relationships (“righteousness”) is fulfilled in the practices of our lives, much like our physical hunger and thirst are fulfilled by eating and drinking.

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Good Samaritan by George Frederick Watts (WikiArt)

Leadership Wisdom – The Dominion of the Meek

Jesus challenges us to a steely commitment to his way of life that is matched with a gentleness in the way we relate to others.

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Good Samaritan by George Frederick Watts (WikiArt)

Leadership Wisdom – Mourning and Restoring What Was Lost

Those who mourn the great loss of humanity’s original potential are promised comfort of several kinds.

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The Creation of Adam, Michelangelo, c. 1511

Leadership Wisdom – Vulnerability and Trust

In Jesus’ remarkably vivid description, becoming fully human requires that we acknowledge and embrace our essential poverty of spirit.

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Leadership Wisdom – Resetting Our Expectations

Jesus’ Beatitudes attempt to correct our view of God’s expectations for us as human beings.

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The summit of Mt. Sinai

Leadership Wisdom – Who is This Jesus?

Jesus helps us see what that looks like lived out in real life in the middle of broken human communities and a fractured world.

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The Sermon on the Mount by Károly Ferenczy (1896)

Leadership Wisdom – All Leaders are Teachers

Jesus sits on a hillside with a group of his disciples talking about a new way of being human.

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Christ in Gethsemane, Heinrich Hofmann - 1886

Leadership Temptations: What Price Are You Willing To Pay?

Jesus willingly pays the highest price possible.

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The Ring of Power

Leadership Temptations: How Will You Lead?

In our passion to do good in the world, it’s easy for the tempter to distract us by focusing on the ends of our work in order to justify unjustifiable means.

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Sandro Botticelli, The Temptation of Christ - 1480-1482

Leadership Temptations: What Does Success Look Like?

It’s easy to focus on spectacular progress and dramatic results.

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Christ in the Wilderness - Ivan Kramskoy - 1872

Leadership Temptations: Whom Do You Trust?

Learning to trust God unreservedly is the first task (and test) of leadership.

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A newspaper article showing various stock markets

Investing, Not Exploiting

Every choice we make to spend money is a way of investing in systems and goods and communities.

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