Bankrupt leaders

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The volume of business in religion far outruns the spiritual capital of its leaders.

The initial consequence is that leaders substitute image for stubstance, satisfying the customer temporarily but only temporarily, on good days denying that there is any problem (easy to do since business is so very good), on bad days hoping that someone will show up with an infusion of capital.

No one is going to show up. The final consequence is bankruptcy. The bankruptcies are dismayingly frequent.

Eugene Peterson, Under An Unpredictable Plant, 3.

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