The classic old west story always includes a stagecoach travelling from one town to another.
Inevitably, the passengers on that stagecoach will hear the crack of gunfire, and the powerful sound of horse hooves hitting the ground, as western bandits are in hot pursuit of them.
When the bandits get close enough, they bring the stagecoach to a stop, shoot and kill the driver, and rob the passengers. They finish with a few shots of gunfire to rile up the horses and send them galloping wildly out of control with a stagecoach full of passenger and no driver to control them.
It seems certain the frightened horses will bring the passengers to their death until one brave man takes the perilous climb out of the stagecoach towards the driver's seat. To the relief of all the passengers, this man takes the reins of the run-a-way horses in his hands and brings the stagecoach to a stop.
Life can be like the old western stagecoach that's out of control.
When a family, a business, church, or organization finds itself galloping wildly out of control, someone needs to take the reins of leadership and bring it back into control.
This is what leaders do, when people are involved.
This reason leaders take the risk to protect other people, is because servant leaders love people.
Matthew 20:26-28 But it shall not be so among you: but whosoever will be great among you, let him be your minister;And whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant:Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.