At times, leaders are asked to leave and sometimes they choose to leave. How a leader walks away determines the nature of how they are remembered.
Shattered farewells leave everyone hurting.
Divisive farewells leave followers turned against one another.
Venomous farewells leave a feeling of animosity, anger, distrust, and a lack of direction.
Gracious farewells leave followers united with a greater dedication to achieve the established vision, goals, and will of God that strengthen the overall good of everyone.
At some point, we say goodbye and when the time comes we must decide the level of integrity and Christlike character we will demonstrate.