By what authority?

Authority is the central question of human endeavor. When Jesus drove the buyers and sellers out from the temple, the chief priests and elders asked him, “By what authority are you doing these things? Who gave you this authority?” This month’s Touchstones journal suggests that “the authority for building beloved community comes from the members of a community who want to live into that new empowering vision, but a leader is needed who shares their vision.” To be effective, that leader must focus first on the “know-why” that informs the vision, then motivate others to make that vision real.

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