There is a great deal of talk about what good leadership looks like. But far less about what it means to be a good follower. However, I doubt that we can be good leaders without knowing how to be good followers.
In June I was asked to record a short message to churches as we looked ahead to a time when the ‘clapping had stopped’ and the move out of lockdown was happening. It was a call to seek to live and love in frightening times.
We’re learning new things about what it means to be church right now. A small community on the southside of Glasgow continues to teach me a great deal.
Amongst the many fascinating things which are said about St Francis of Assisi is that he deliberately located the Franciscan Order “at the edge of the inside.”