Educating for the Lived Gospel #213

whoever wishes to be first among you must be slave of all. (Mark 10:44)

We’ve heard this message so many times before – but we need to be constantly reminded! Why? Because ego takes over so easily and whether it is said, or just thought: “I’m your mother”, “I’m your teacher”, “I’m the principal”. However, I’m sure we all know one or more parents, teachers, principals (or others in authority) who live this passage daily – as an inspiration to their communities and to their credit.

For this passage to really register with young people, they need to see it lived – since it flies in the face of ‘conventional wisdom’. Look at the politicians of many countries around the world and you should catch my gist! This sort of leadership enables people and helps draw out the God-given goodness in each person; both for the benefit of the community and the glory of God.

Have a great week!
Patrick

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