Man is made to be servile in nature. Every individual attains high status through serving others. As you serve you learn about the mentor or master as the case maybe. It is universal that a good follower must make good leadership being that he or she humbles himself during the time of learning.
In the Bible, Matthias was made to replace Judas because he was considered to have understudied the disciples of Christ. Virtually everyone in the mantle of leadership was at one time or the other a servant.
What is the gain if a one time servant becomes the worst enemy to his master. What triggers the misunderstanding between master and servant? What makes a servant thinks that he can be more knowledgeable than his master. What makes a one time servant thinks his master did not take good care of him in the past?
The issue keeps ringing in my mind. A little boy raised by a man who is not related to him receive bitter experience from the adopted son, he thought that his reward of investment in human capacity building will soon yield positive result in the life of the boy only to be rewarded with shame, calling names, embarrassment and all manner of blackmail and so on. The master contracted heart attack and died miserably.
The issue of disobedience, abandonment, defection, absconment cut across all facets of human endeavor in most religious organization today, a church member trained by a church pastor, chorister, drummer, guitarist etc. abandoned the parent Church to established another where he assumes General overseer. Next action is to criticize and attack his former church. He calls them names and claim to be God sent. The prodigal son did not attack his father rather he only enjoyed his money and when he realized and smelt poverty and hunger he returned to his father for acceptance. How can the parent church replicate same to growing members? Fear of rejection may not allow them do so?
In politics, many party members, loyalists, supporters, beneficiaries at a time abandoned their party for another. The reason for such action if evaluated is not germain enough to warrant such defection, abandonment, ridicule and attack . A man grew from ordinary party member to councillor, ward Chairman, local government area council Chairman, deputy and governor, all in one political affiliation. Suddenly, a quarrel erupts, he defects to another party and rains attack and accusation on the former party. As a matter of fact, he arrested many party members and took them to Court. Continue reading