The Package of a Leader
As I close out my read in Genesis, I am amazed at the emotional stamina of Joseph.
Apparently very tender hearted, yet enduring serious rejection early on from his brothers, then growing up in the absence of his beloved father, suffering unfair imprisonment and even further rejection by the baker-butcher duo whom he helped.
Still yet carrying the responsibility of walking the Pharoah and all Egypt through extended famine, while separated from his spiritual moorings, he endured, until God delivered on his childhood dream.
All this lifetime of pent-up emotion restrained until the brothers and finally his dad stood before him, then it spilled out, as he multiple times is described as falling upon the necks of his kin and weeping!
You never know the full story of a leader's pain, though seldom is pain not a necessary part of the package.