BE AN EXAMPLE THAT OTHERS CAN FOLLOW (1 Pet 5:3)
⏰Monday of the Thirty-Second Week of Ordinary Time 2 (12 Nov. 2018 – Memorial of St. Josaphat)
📖Titus 1:1-9; Ps 24:1-2, 3-4ab, 5-6 (R.v.6); Luke 17:1-6
May grace and peace be with you from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Saviour (Tit 1:4).
Imagine how much time we spend criticizing our leaders in the society of bad leadership! The time could be put into better use but trying to do better. No matter how small a leader is, he must have diehard followers. These try as much as they can to do what he does. The identity of the leader often forms the identity of the followers.
St Paul advised Titus that only virtuous people shall be appointed leaders for the people (Titus 1:1-9). Do we have such leaders who lead with the mind of Christ.
For those of us who have embraced different leadership roles, we must never forget that we shall equally be judged on the influence of our lives on others, and scandal would punished (Luke 17:1-6).
St. Josaphat, whose Memorial we celebrate today is a model of good leadership and what it means to have fear of God in us. He was a leader of the Orthodox Catholics but saw the division in the Church as being against the will of God. He returned to the Church and worked for the unity of the Church until he laid down his life for it.
May God turn out for us good leaders who would be interested in the common welfare and lead by example. May we be counted as good leaders in our little areas of leadership. Amen.
Have a happy and prosperous week ahead. Peace be with you.