It’s so easy to confuse leadership and friendship. Leadership is a lonely place because it involves exercise of authority over all. Rejection of leadership does not neccesitate rejection of friendship. Where matters of faith are concerned one is bound to act to preserve that faith regardless of the personal consequences. But Christian leadership also involves love and building up, not tearing down. Whilst fighting for the faith we must also be careful to always fight for the individuals, seeking to restore not to condemn.