To date, I’ve seen two episodes of Undercover Boss. In short, I think it’s a pretty cool show (yes, despite my protest of TV, I do live with Doug which means that I actually end up watching TV more than I’d care to admit).
What do I like most about the show? To start, I love to see corporate CEOs go under cover. I love to see them detect problems and find new solutions. More importantly, I love to see the “little guy” featured as the hero. In both episodes, the undercover boss experiences first hand what it’s like to be one of the front-line workers. It is only then that the boss understands and appreciates the workforce – only after walking in the shoes of the average Joe and Mary.
How many bosses have really walked in the average worker’s shoes?
Well, to answer the question, there’s one boss who decided to do just that. Rather than judging us from afar, he decided to come down to earth and become one of us. He even acted undercover, and he did so not only to execute a plan of redemption, but so that he can say with authenticity, I have walked in your shoes. He knows what it’s like to be human – to be hungry, tempted, disappointed, even rejected by his closet friends.
Yes, Jesus is the best undercover boss I can imagine. While I’m thankful for his divinity, I’m also thankful for his humanity.
For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are--yet was without sin. - Hebrews 4:15