Monday, February 18, 2013 (All day)
[Darris McNeely] So what's the point of President's Day? Every year at this time in the United States we have a three day weekend because of what is called President's Day, a federal holiday. A lot of people want to catch a sale: maybe furniture sale, auto sales. But because of that vacation, sales we lose the real meaning of what the day is all about.
Originally President's Day was divided into two days, the two birthdays, George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, both falling in February. A few years ago a decision was made to combine it into one day and give everybody a three day weekend. But in the process as so often happens we lose the point of where did the day come from. What is the real meaning? What should we learn?
Here's my suggestion: no matter where you live because I recognize President's Day may not mean anything to you outside of the United States, but let's look at what we might pick up and learn as a point of leadership.
Wherever you are, whatever you're feeling about this, pick a leader male or female, not only from politics but from any area of life, and learn something about leadership. And here's the ultimate lesson in leadership I think that we can learn from the ultimate leader Jesus Christ, who when His disciples were jockeying among themselves about who would be the greatest, He looked at them and He said, "He who would be the greatest among you, let him be your servant" (Matthew 20:25-28).
Humility. Service. Hallmarks of any great leader no matter where they may find themselves. That perhaps is the point of President's Day and every day.
For BT Daily , I'm Darris McNeely. Join us next time.