Re: The Living Word Fellowship, The Walk, John Robert Stevens
Date: February 07, 2018 10:25PM
larry bobo Wrote:
> Speaking of leadership styles, I’m reading a #1
> New York Times Bestseller entitled “Extreme
> Ownership” written by a Navy SEAL about business
> leadership....The main point of the book is to
> encourage leaders to accept total responsibility
> for what happens under their watch. You alone are
> responsible for the actions of those under your
> charge – not them. There are no rebellious sons
> or false shepherds to blame for John not rising
> from the dead. You don’t get all the control and
> none of the personal responsibility. Correct
> behavior in others must first be modeled by the
> leader – you lead by example, not by trying to
> convince others to do what you are not doing.
That sounds like an interesting book, Larry. I don't think there is enough humility in the top TLWF leadership to look inward in the way you describe. When Gary says he is accepting responsibility, i.e. "drinking the cup", it usually comes out in a twisted manifestation. For example, he has been avoiding bringing the hard words and directions such as closing a major facility, and now he needs to step up.
BTW, I have been watching Leah Remini's Scientology, The Aftermath. The way that David Miscavige explained LRH's death sounded eerily similar to the narrative we were told about JRS' death. "He could have broken through into resurrection life, but he refused to receive the fulfillment alone without a company of people." And the corollary, "You all killed John by your (disobedience, indifference, rebellion)." Feel free to fill in the blank with one of the above, or invent your own. That is not true leadership.