If Jesus is the Good Shepherd then all good leadership is: More about listening than instructing. More about walking with than about giving directions. More about service than status. And if we claim that the Lord is our shepherd then: 1. We are making a political statement of allegiance to God above all other demands for our loyalty. 2. We are committing to obstinate hope that, however harsh and dark life might feel, the ultimate power and the deepest truth is not cruelty or even indifference. It is love. 3. AND we are agreeing to model our own leadership on the vulnerable, self-giving leadership of Jesus.