Leadership feels like a mystery to me. I look at our world today, from the youngest social groups to the oldest, and I wonder who appointed these people to lead us?
Why is it that sometimes we choose leaders who hurt and lie and put themselves first?
What would it be like if we chose someone weak to lead? Someone weak according to the world at least but towering over us in her desire to serve. In his will to sacrifice and be weak for others.
Paul talks about strength and weakness in the Gospel and how he became weak to serve the weak.
To the weak I became weak, to win over the weak. I have become all things to all, to save at least some. (1 Corinthians 9:22)
Jesus was a humble leader. Our Pope is doing his best to emulate that behavior as well. Mother Theresa, in all her goodness, led the weak taking on a role that was humble beside the poor.
What would our world be like if we followed humble leaders?
Imagine if someone poor could become president one day without first having to become rich and privileged. Talk about telling people they’re important, loved even, for their kindness, generosity and all-around heart of gold.
This week I’ve asked myself whom I’m choosing to be my leader.
I’d like to think Jesus is my ultimate leader, but in my social circles who leads? Am I choosing the weak or the proud and where are they leading me? Closer to Jesus and his humility or away?
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