Whether we acknowledge it or not, our conviction about the character of th universe directly affects our personal use of power. Thus leadership, at its core, is a theological issue, a matter of human belief about God: the universe is neither indifferent nor unfriendly. It is for us! God loves us better than we love ourselves.
God does not reject us because we are short, jug-eared, old, paunchy, and slow with numbers. Nor are we loved because we are tall, slim, and intellectually robust. God laughs at all that as anxious nonsense....
God bets on our capacity to respond to love and to live lovingly, never violating our freedom to choose, ready at all times to receive us as we are, as we have been, as we will be.
—the Rt. Rev. Bennett J. Sims, retired Bishop of the Diocese of Atlanta, quoted from his book, Servanthood