The Leader Who Followed Christ

The desire to lead is certainly one of the primal urges of the carnal mind. It reveals itself early in the average human experience. Note how a group of children is affected by it. One must be the leader, the captain. Is this leadership determined by the unselfish choice of the majority? Rarely ever. With a self-importance characteristic of the mind of mortals, one child is likely to announce that he will be the leader, and in the presence of this exhibition of dominant human will, the other children, as a rule, will fall meekly into line. How tersely cogent is the observation of Victor Hugo:

The despot's wickednessComes of ill teaching, and of power's excess,—Comes of the purple he from childhood wears.

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