Gordon MacDonald offers this interesting perspective on what one can learn from the Ted Haggard incident. His view is that every person has the same potential for duplicity:
“Within each of us there is a herd of wild horses all wanting to run loose.”?
And he makes the following observation:
When I see a leader who becomes stubborn and rigid, who becomes increasingly less compassionate toward his adversaries, increasingly tyrannical in his own organization, who rouses anger and arrogance in others, I wonder if he is not generating all of this heat because he is trying so hard to say “no”? to something surging deep within his own soul. Are his words and deeds not so much directed against an enemy “out there”? as they are against a much more cunning enemy within his own soul.
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