What is leadership?

We thought we knew when we were teenagers lording over each other in NCC or dragonboat, but it was but a semblence of authority.

In the past few weeks, the darker parts of my personality arose and resulted in some unexpected and unwanted aftereffects.

But rather than getting scoldings over my misadventures, I received gentle encouragement to see the situations as I should have handled them, and an older person’s view of the matters.

I felt even more guilty that I was not reprimanded.

But the lessons were learnt faster, deeper and more meaningfully.

As I grow older, I make mistakes of greater magnitude. I’m thankful to Him that I have people who always know how to help me overcome my flaws.