If you do what Jesus wants you to do, you will have critics—especially if you are a leader. (See Luke 13:10-17).

What motivates them? Who can know? They may fear loss of power or some other form of pride.

They may not criticise directly, they are hidden, like snakes in the grass. Therefore, a leader ought to stay alert.

Most critics cannot be reasoned with, but the must be answered. Why? You probably won’t win them over, but you will keep their poison from taking root in others.

Don’t ignore your critics, in fact, look for their work. Answer them to limit their influence.