Signs of the Times

Dr. W. R. Matthewsin the Daily Telegraph and Morning Post, London, England

In the Christian life the confident leader has an important function. We need more of them. But the self-confident leader is in the wrong place in the Church; his service is vitiated by self-assertion and pride. The leader who has really overcome self-confidence by God-confidence will act no less boldly than the self-confident and will have a clearer conception of the nature of the crisis and the counter-measures which are needed. The self-confident leader who has goodwill may still not appreciate properly the absence of love and compassion which is at the root of the evil. If our sufficiency is of God we shall have no enthusiasm for any plan or purpose, commercial or political, which leaves love out.

June 7, 1969

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