The idea of leadership greatness is quite subjective. However, we discover qualities and characteristics of many historical figures that left a mark of greatness in their leadership.
We do not have time to cover all of these historical leadership mentors, but we do have time to examine the mark of greatness left by Jesus as a leader.
One of the qualities Jesus demonstrated, instrumental in drawing others to Him, was compassion.
Several times throughout the gospels, scripture points to the compassion of Jesus. He was compassionate to those both physically and spiritually in need.
His compassion was more than a feeling of sympathy over their distress; it moved Him to act in ways that met the need.
Leaders who follow the example of Jesus realize the value of this compassionate approach. An awareness of the pressing needs of others is an important component, but compassionate leaders seek ways to get involved to help meet the need.
Pray God will strengthen us all with a compassion that is aware of our environment and willing to help others.