via Jared Wilson
The Church does not need brilliant personalities but faithful servants of Jesus and the brethren . . . Pastoral authority can be attained only by the servant of Jesus who seeks no power of his own, who himself is a brother among brothers to the authority of the Word. [emphasis added – bk]
— Dietrich Bonhoeffer
I find this quote particularly helpful in light of the apparent offense I’ve caused some with my previous post.