Simon Marsh



What’s the difference between self-interested or self-oriented tastes and higher vision – ? This was the question that framed one of our church leadership meetings this week. I frequently quoted my old friend Bishop Michael Marshall who, pointing to Jesus of Nazareth, has said over and over again throughout the years of his long and distinguished ministry:

the many are saved by the few and the few are saved by the one.

Humankind needs encouragement to recognise true and real leadership. The spiritual and moral leadership of Jesus of Nazareth proved real and true precisely to the extent that it’s revealed in others. The “saviour” of the world is to be found in the heart and hope of every living person – and I would add, further, that contributions towards the upbuilding of “the kingdom of heaven” are made not only by human persons…

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