Are you a real leader?

I had the joy of listening to Archbishop William who gave a beautiful homily this evening. As usual, he preached with conviction.

The reflection for the Feast of Christ the King is on kingship, leadership and servant-hood. Our Lord Jesus served perfectly. He is truly our role model.

You must have heard of this – Heavy is the head that wears the crown. Indeed, this is so true. We look at King David, the one chosen and anointed to lead, and we see that he was in the thick of the battle most of the time.

The leader must be able to walk the talk, in other words. He has to serve in  life and in death, and be like the true Servant-King Jesus. Jesus ruled from the Cross, the symbol of God’s mercy on us all.

The leader does not save himself. Jesus certainly did not. He sought only to do the will of the Father who so loved  the world that He sent our Saviour to save us so that all who believe may not perish but have eternal life.

Jesus is truly a servant who underwent being misunderstood, being ridiculed and being reviled. He did not cower under the insults hurled at Him as He suffered to save us on the Cross.

Are we prepared to be like the Lord Jesus? Are we ready to lay down our lives? Can we stand being unappreciated and misunderstood? Can we simply offer no retaliation at all?

Finally may we hear the Lord say: You will be with me in paradise.

His mercy takes control at all times. His compassion is overflowing. His forgiveness is always sought and found.

The question is: Are you a real leader?

 

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2 thoughts on “Are you a real leader?

  1. First of all I want to say great blog! I had a quick question in which I’d like to ask if you do not mind.
    I was interested to find out how you center yourself and clear your head prior to writing.
    I’ve had a tough time clearing my mind in getting my thoughts out there.
    I do enjoy writing however it just seems like the first 10
    to 15 minutes are usually lost simply just trying to
    figure out how to begin. Any recommendations or tips?
    Many thanks!

    1. Thank you for visiting us. I wonder if the others would like to answer your question.

      I write spontaneously. I am thankful to be literate as there are many who have no chance of an education. I am also grateful to God for the charism of writing, and of using it to glorify the good Lord.

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