As Jesus began his public ministry, he had three popular models of leadership to choose from – Patron Model, Pontiff Model and Politico Model. His temptations show his dilemma of making the right choice. As they are found in all synoptic Gospels, we ought to take them seriously. Leaving aside the dramatical narration, we can still see a Jesus discerning with forty days of prayer and fasting, whether to accept one of those models or devise a new one of his own.Login to read more
The author is the treasurer of JCSA, Delhi.