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His Honor the mayor of Latham, Kansas, isn't so sure his new job is much of an honor at all. Nobody filed to run for the office, so Brett Calvin wound up with the job after he was elected with 17 write-in votes in a recent election...

Latham residents, it turns out, are passionate about not wanting to be mayor, said resident David Corbin. Everyone abhors the unpaid job, which involves having to pitch in when Latham's one city employee is sick and unavailable to mow lawns and read water meters. Corbin didn't vote for Calvin, but the mayor shouldn't take it personally. "I voted for another guy because I thought it would be nice if he got stuck with the job."

Sometimes in the church, we view leadership as "more work" instead of an opportunity to further the kingdom of God.

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