Thomas often receives the greatest criticism because of his desire to see the hands and side of Jesus.
However, scripture teaches us all the apostles fled when Jesus was condemned to die. All the apostles initially doubted the reports by the women who had seen Him.
It should not take a visible manifestation of Jesus to recognize that the whole of who we are is connected to His Lordship.
Thomas was one who challenged the report, demonstrated in his expression of doubt. However, once he saw Jesus, he did not hesitate to confess what all leaders should place at the foundation of their leadership.
Apart from academic definitions, perspective brings several thoughts to mind when viewed by two different parties.
A Christian perspective views life from a biblical foundation. What God says and the contrast of physical versus spiritual concerns provides hope in an eternal promise.
However, a worldly perspective tends to view life with uncertainty, fear, and doubt. The world’s philosophy can only paint a picture that is temporal and hopeless.
This is why spiritual leadership is so important.
Regardless of the pleasant or unpleasant possibilities in life, a Christian perspective always leaves us with the courage to face uncertainty with hope!
One of the key principles of leadership involves communication.
When leaders do not keep others informed, suspicion grows, distrust blossoms, doubt develops, and anxiety raises its ugly head.
Spiritually speaking, there is a great need for Christians to be informed by leadership.
What kind of information needs to be provided?
Information about plans for the future, changes to be made, challenges or hindrances facing the plans, and existing needs.
When leaders communicate, trustworthy and loyal relationships develop. It is time for God’s leaders to lead.