Darryl Dash (Triple D) is always worth reading – particularly in the last couple of days. Make a point of reading his Still looking for Jephthah and Eight in 10 Canadians say they don’t need anything this Christmas posts. At the very least, check out the Advent Conspiracy that Darryl points to.
From the Jephthah post,
Jephthah got to be leader because people were looking for a quick fix instead of dealing with the deeper issues, which is still a temptation for us today. We are still looking for Jephthah’s – charismatic leaders with track records – to bail us out, but a charismatic leader and a strategic plan is not the answer to every predicament. Sometimes the issues run deeper.