What Evan Mawarire and Acie Lumumba Can Learn From Jesus

The weekend is a time where most Christian’s gather to spread and embody the Gospel of Jesus Christ, who was the beginner of Christianity. (Before Christ lived it was simply Judaism not Christianity)

Now every soldier of revolution, like Jesus himself may sometimes feel tired and afraid to continue with a struggle. Even Jesus, who was God among men, second guessed getting crucified. I will take you to:

Matthew 27:46 “And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to say, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?”

Luke 22:42 “Father, if you are willing, please take this cup of suffering away from me. Yet I want your will to be done, not mine.”

Before he was stabbed to a wooden cross by the emotionless Roman Legion, paving way for a religion that would still be in existence 2016 years later. Not needing to be present physically but he left a comforter.

See a movement is not based on the presence on one individual and the best model I have always followed is not of Socrates, Plato or any great thinker. The best lessons come from the Supreme Architect’s books.

Jesus would have successfully led a ministry alone and won but he had 12 interns learning how it was done. Weak at that time, Peter who later became strong denied him three times. Some of the interns were traitors and that’s normal in any movement.

However I learn here that a great leaders intent is to create leaders not followers. If anything his so called “followers” should rather become a “tribe” and not a collective looking for hand-outs and sole push from the initiator.

Jesus successfully created an evangelic system where the new people who join are taught to witness to others. What Jehovah’s Witness does may look annoying but it is very much scriptural. Different ministries execute it in different way.

In other words when you join UFIC, it is not Prophet Makandiwa who will fill the church it’s the congregation spreading word to workmates, bar mates, school mates. Get the gist?

I encourage our leaders to embrace what I am trying to preach here. Whether you are Patson Dzamara, Acie Lumumba, Evan Mawarire orComrade Fatso. It is so important and whether you’re Christian or not I believe this is still a good blueprint to work with.

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