The reality is this: broken and sinful people (that is — all people) severely need the gospel. It is the difference between life and death. Either people are left dead in their sins or they are, by God’s grace, made alive in Jesus. Either their desires end them or Jesus performs a heart transplant. Either people perish or they bear fruit. This means that leaders called by God are not suggested to participate in His mission to crush sin and reconcile all things to himself, but are explicitly commanded to bleed black that mission day in and day out. They are not permitted to feel indifferent about the very poison that infects and kills those created in God’s image. They are not to coddle that which ultimately brought death to His son.
Rather, healthy leaders are to be ferociously heartbroken over the fallenness of this world — laboring unapologetically to preach Jesus, make disciples, and plant gospel saturated churches for the glory of God and the good of his people.