You honor weakness with your lips but not always with your heart. How is that? You understand from years of reading the New Testament that Jesus came to overcome the worldly sense of strength as coming from power. Instead He exalted the lowly, the meek. He responded with compassion and mercy to the humble and poor.
As Christians you are to excel in compassionate love expressed in helping others in their needs. It is right to admire others for the strength of their virtues, and you can look up to them, but you need to lean more on the strength of God than on the strength of any human persons. When you do this you will be able to draw close to the weak that We send you. Instead of being afraid of their neediness you will be able to prudently give as we show you what will help them.
(The context is that more widows are interested in my group Dedicated Widows of the Holy Family and I was having doubts I could lead them.)
You are afraid to lead because you think that followers will be as critical of you as you have been of past leaders you have followed.
We will use all your negative experiences of the past to help you avoid not only false moves but also false postures. When you think of leaders you have known in the past with clay feet, think not just of the clay but also of all the good for you We brought out of their initiatives.