Amid the great concern these days about obstacles to good government facing institutions around the world—such as greed, incompetence, stubbornness, lust for power, or simply a misguided but honest attempt to do good—I find myself challenged to watch my thinking. Christ Jesus told his disciples, “What I say unto you I say unto all, Watch” ( Mark 13:37 ), and I take this to mean being alert to the temptation to indulge in indignation, fear, and the constant rehearsing of perceived faults or wrongs of individuals in leadership positions.
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