... Pastor Andy Stanley from North Point Community Church in Alpharetta, Ga., delivered the sermon. He spoke of Jesus washing his disciples' feet and saying "now that I, your Lord and teacher, have washed your feet, you should also watch each other's feet." The president, Pastor Stanley said, should follow that example and "leverage" his power for the benefit of others.IN THE COMMENTS: Erika notes the typo in the blocked quote, which is from NPR.org: You should also watch each other's feet. Maybe NPR misheard and didn't get what Jesus was supposedly doing. Some commenters thought Pastor Stanley didn't get what Jesus meant.
Palladian: "The washing of the feet was about humility and service, not about 'leveraging power.'"
Cheryl: "I'm pretty sure Jesus didn't need to leverage his power. Biblical teaching like this is why we don't attend Pastor Stanley's church, which is right down the road from us."
Bago20 reacted: "Nooooooooooooooooooooo! Please don't help anymore."
Maguro had a different problem: "I find it disturbing that even southern preachers are using 'leverage' as a verb these days."
MORE IN THE COMMENTS: I said: "The humble servant image is a little edgy when the President is black." And Palladian said: "The humble servant image is a little edgy when the President is a profligate, arrogant, narcissistic asshole."