Peter calls the leaders to shepherd the flock of God under them with an attitude of privilege rather than obligation. Leadership is a gift from God to be exercised according to the will of God, not for sordid gain but with eagerness. Leadership is also a mercy in that God uses broken people to lead His flock. God uses ordinary, fallen people to accomplish a great mission. In the process of impacting others for eternity, the leader is grown and stretched by God to do the impossible.