125. But Jesus went to the Mount of Olives (John 8:1).
The leader must go places others do not. While the disciples went to their own homes, Jesus went to the Mount of Olives to pray. And he spent the night there, emerging the next morning for another extraordinary day. Leaders must reach further and go deeper if they are to lead others well. They must sacrifice and more determinedly seek direction. Jesus spent the night in prayer while His disciples spent the night in the bosom of their families. The stark difference reveals a leader that isn’t pursuing His own agenda, but seeks to receive from the Father. Hard to believe that no one followed Him or truly wanted to stay awake and experience such a moment–even from a distance. But that’s the role of a leader. He must go where others don’t desire to go.