Jesus calls us to drop our palm branch causes in favor of a different, better way.
If we have all of the knowledge in the world—enough to move mountains—and yet we do not have love, then the best apologist for the Christian faith suddenly becomes one of the worst adversaries of the gospel.
The songs we sing back to God should, of course, be honest. But, they should also be holy—as God is holy. How do we strike the balance between honesty and reverence?
Jesus is telling Peter, and is charging Christian leaders with something a whole lot more challenging than crossing off a ministry checklist. True leadership is not just what you do but how you go about doing it.