Some people are ‘born leaders’, while others are more comfortable following along behind. Both sorts of people have a place in a balanced society. Unfortunately, it is becoming increasingly difficult these days to see anyone who can really command our respect.
As a result, many people feel lost, without a worth-while ‘role-model’ on which to base their own life and our path through life is full of twists and turns. Those in authority, who may seem trustworthy, often turn out to have ‘feet of clay’.
Without agreed moral standards to live by any more, the society we live in is becoming unpredictable, even intolerable, and starting to fall apart.
Fortunately, Christianity is not simply a set of doctrines that need to be understood. It also provides a reliable ‘pattern’ on which to build our own lives, giving life that shape and purpose that everybody needs. That pattern was lived out in the life of Jesus Christ and it’s available for us to follow.
Like a jigsaw, we can piece together that pattern with the help of the Bible and the items below.