Friday, February 10, 2017

A Voice from the Past - Gregory

 (speaking of one who is a leader in the church)

That man, therefore, ought to be drawn with cords to be an example of good living who already lives spiritually, dying to all the passions of the flesh; who disregards worldly prosperity; who is afraid of no adversity; who desires only inward wealth;

Gregory the Great, 540-604 AD, Pastoral Rule, Part I, Chapter X, (translated by Rev, James Barmby, Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers, Philip Schaff and Henry Wace, T & T Clark and Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, 1997, Second Series, Vol. XII, p. 7).

Are these the qualities we look for in a leader? Should they be?

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