We are not created to go solo.  Sure, some of us have strengths that drive us ever onward, but that should be in the company of fellow disciples.

There are some who are leaders and many who are followers in this company.  Leaders should never look down upon the ones they lead for a few of these will become leaders, too, someday.  They don’t need to be driven away or taught bad habits.  The world around them will attempt those things.

Beware of the one who claims to be a brother or a sister yet always flies solo, being always right and always demanding.  They’ll crash without an attendant, instructor, mechanic, meteorologist, navigator, ophthalmologist, traffic-controller, and any number of other life-support personnel.  He might be the leader but he must always have a loyal followership.  And followers, in truth, should really be surrounders: never behind, always beside their leader.

Yet the good disciple knows his place, her limitations, his strengths, her opportunities, his challenges, her giftedness.  The blessing of unity is that when one is weak, the other is strong; when one is afraid, the other is fearless.  The curse of division is a whole lot of fractions and leftovers.

Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!
(Psalm 133:1)

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