The following is taking from Wayne Cordeiro’s book “Doing Church as a Team.”
The Greek word for “disciple” (mathetes), in fact, comes from the verb manthano, “to learn.” Humility and teachability are the crown jewels of all the qualities of a leader whom God will use in the twenty-first century. When we stop learning, we just stop.
Jigoro Kano understood this. He founded the art of judo and became the highest-ranking black belt in this world-renowned sport. Nearing his death, Kano made one last request of his students. He asked that they bury him wearing a white belt, the symbol of a beginner, a learner.
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