One person—no matter how gifted, no matter how big-hearted and well-intentioned and prayerful—simply cannot bear all the burdens of the world. Nor can one person bear all the burdens of a family, school, or community. We’ve all seen good people try. But they never last for long; they’re worn out from the burden.
Fortunately for Moses, his father-in-law convinced him to train up new leaders to share the load. Is this not wise counsel for us today?
God who is always with us, for the sake of the world and all your children, raise up new leaders among us and through us. Amen.
First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)