The Apostles decided they should let others take care of the business side of the church, leaving them free to tend to spiritual matters. Cardinal Avery Dulles, who died five years ago at ninety, wrote a book on that subject, calling it Models of the Church. His book pointed out that to carry on the work of Jesus, the Church had to take on the five roles that Jesus chose for himself.
First, he was our spiritual leader, saying, “No one comes to the Father except through me.”
Second, he was our teacher, saying, “You call me teacher and Lord; and you do well, for so I am.”
Third, he was our servant, saying, “I did not come to be served, but to serve; and give my life for the many.”
Fourth, he was our friend, saying, “I will no longer call you servants, I will call you friends
Fifth, he was our shepherd, enriching us with sweet grass and clear water, doing what's needed to keep people healthy.