As Jesus is the cornerstone upon which the Church is built, so are his teachings the unifying cornerstone of Christian doctrine.
Lessons from a baptism
The Baptism of
Jesus the Christ
We learn several key things about leadership from the baptism of Jesus (Matthew 3:1-12). Real leaders are not so afraid of their positions that they cannot submit to the leadership of others at appropriate times. Jesus was superior to John, yet he submitted to John’s baptism, rather than insist that he baptize John. What humility! Real leaders are also not afraid to submit to rituals of public cleansing even when they have no fault in a matter. Jesus was faultless and did not need to submit himself to a ritual of repentance. He was guilt free. Yet, he willingly did so and is an example of what we should do. Some believe that only the weak apologize, but the truth is that weaklings and cowards refuse to apologize. True leaders willingly apologize even when there is no need to.