True shepherds and leaders feed and care for the flock instead of exploit or fleece God's flock. They gather em to safety and nurturing, instead of scattering em away from the tender care of the Chief Shepherd to be hurt or destroyed.
What kind of care am I talking about? Look at what the Bible says in the Old Testament, "For thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I, even I, will both search my sheep, and seek them out. As a shepherd seeketh out his flock in the day that he is among his sheep that are scattered; so will I seek out my sheep, and will deliver them out of all places where they have been scattered in the cloudy and dark day. And I will bring them out from the people, and gather them from the countries, and will bring them to their own land, and feed them upon the mountains of Israel by the rivers, and in all the inhabited places of the country. I will feed them in a good pasture, and upon the high mountains of Israel shall their fold be: there shall they lie in a good fold, and in a fat pasture shall they feed upon the mountains of Israel. I will feed my flock, and I will cause them to lie down, saith the Lord God" (Eze. 34:11-15).
Let's let the Lord express His humble kindness and care through us. People that sow discord in a flock often don't initially set out to create divisions. Sometimes they are initially preoccupied instead with their own personal needs or the interests of a group they belong to (James 4:1-10).
Make me a gentle but strong person, a catalyst for unity, Lord. One who doesn’t divide your kids in the church, or quickly react in frustration to every l'il annoyance that might come my way. Give me a spirit of discipline, of self-control, of evangelistic love and patience instead of an attitude that scatters people away from You.