I once heard the story of a preacher who quit the ministry after twenty years and became a funeral director. When asked why he made the change, he replied, “Well, I spent three years trying to straighten out Fred, and Fred is still an alcoholic. And I spent six months trying to straighten out Susan’s marriage, and she filed for divorce. Then I spent over two-and-a-half years trying to straighten out Bob’s drug problem, and he’s still an addict. Now at the funeral home, when I straighten them out—they stay straight.”
The growth and
people is the highest
calling of leadership.
Living, breathing human beings require continual attention. And development is demanding work.