“He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out…he goes on ahead of them, and his sheep follow him because they know his voice” Jn 10
Western shepherds drive the sheep by force from the back, Eastern shepherds simply call and lead the sheep with their voice, from the front.
Being ‘driven’ for success is not a virtue nor a Christian ethic. As believers we are drawn, chosen and called. We follow by will, not force
Just watched #Whiplash , much food for thought. Fletcher’s justified ugliness is a mirror to us all in the pursuit of ‘excellence’.