God is Not Like the Leaders at MSC
The kings of the Gentiles exercise lordship over them, and those in authority over them are called benefactors. But not so with you. Rather, let the greatest among you become as the youngest, and the leader as one who serves. - Luke 22:25–26
He doesn't have very high highs and very low lows. He is consistent. He is faithful and true, unwavering. He doesn't keep us guessing or on our toes, never knowing if we are doing something right or wrong. Never knowing if we're going to get pulled into a meeting because we "missed" something we weren't even aware we needed to catch. No one is that prophetic or wise. We are human and He grows us, but He doesn't berate us for every little thing. That alone is not God. Even just examining the way the leaders lead at MSC, it looks nothing like Jesus. Sure, they have their moments and I won't deny there are moments of real love, but then there are enormous swings into fear and intimidation and control by way of blastings and subtle (or not so subtle) reminders about what happened to _____ when they stepped out of line, and it's all very oppressive and manipulative. God doesn't do that. It's not who He is and it's not how He fathers. He is so much better than we could ever have imagined.