Getting sick is the worst, isn’t it? We absolutely hate it, because we can’t do what we want to do. Our bodies won’t let us.
We want to put the finishing touches on our sermon for Sunday, but we can’t because we have a splitting headache. We want to play with our kids in the yard, but we can’t because we get dizzy every time we stand up.
Aside from the sanctification issues at play here, getting sick is a good metaphor for what can happen to our leadership if we’re not careful.