Moved by compassion, Jesus wanted to shepherd all of Israel. He knew that there were many who were ready to believe. Recognizing that, He cast a vision for his disciples-one of a ripe harvest in need of workers. Effective leaders look for opportune moments and use clear examples to communicate their vision. Jesus was a contagious leader who demonstrated the true characteristics of a shepherd; love, care, concern, compassion, and most of all guiding people to spiritual birth and spiritual growth.