Topic for June-July: Every Ruizian Can Provide God-Loving Leadership for Service
you ever think of the reasons people want to lead? Some see a chance for
power…prestige…privilege. But many look beyond these toward the greatest
good…SERVICE TO OTHERS…borne out of love.
have recently witnessed the election of your Student Government officers… you
were the ones who chose them. So, you are confident they can lead the way!
they are inducted to office, part of their promise will be to perform their
leadership role to the best of their ability… but they cannot do it alone.
help me God”, so goes their prayer.
know they need God’s help.
also need your support and cooperation.
leader is one who – KNOWS the way,
SHOWS the way.
Leaders should be able to touch people’s hearts and minds,
- are able to persuade others to
- have worthwhile goals that will
benefit others, and
- have a vision of how these
goals can be achieved.
ALL TRUE LEADERSHIP LEADS TO GOD.
Throughout His life, Jesus offered an example by becoming immersed in
the joys and sorrows of people around Him. He reached out to those in need…a
model of the SERVANT-LEADER…summed up in the words…
Love one another as I have loved you.
EVERYONE HAS SOME LEADERSHIP ROLE TO PLAY.
leadership skills by putting God-given abilities to use.
Have you ever noticed that –
you smile at people, they smile back?
IF you’re giving, people want to give right
IF you’re sure-footed, they want to
follow your footsteps?
IF you’re confident about reaching a
goal, others echo that confidence
and try to
achieve it with you?
It is within
our grasp to lead a life worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to Him,
Bearing fruit in every good
work, and increasing in the knowledge of God.
taking the lead even in small matters, the Ruizian can be a true leader if he
or she possesses humility and has connections with God through prayer. He or
she should be one who has first learned to obey and has proven to be a good
carrying out personal, family, religious, and civic duties, being a good
to serve others rather than dominating them
how to volunteer, to assist
-taking unpopular but essential stands; coming up with suggestions
even if they are not accepted sometimes
-giving up on wants and spending only on needs
-foregoing some luxuries to have those who have little or nothing
-respecting the personality and freedom of others
-accepting willingly a responsibility he or she can handle
-respecting and caring for self, developing God-given talents
-being faithful to St. Bonaventure’s ideal of Christian wisdom
-thinks, prays, and acts on the admonition of Christ.
Whoever would be great
among you must be your servant.
Even the Son of Man has not
come to be served but to serve and to give His life as a ransom for many. (Matthew 20:26-28)
opportunities for leadership influence are open to all. You can contribute
something of yourself, your talents, your knowledge in a very real way so that
others may live a little better and be a little happier.
leader or follower, remember…
- To put your best foot forward ALWAYS and be content with nothing but
your BEST PERFORMANCE, leaving no place for mediocrity.
- To invest your best efforts toward keeping the fires of hope glowing
in our country who, in turn, in these moments, is looking up to you for
seeds of freedom and greatness, peace and prosperity
tomorrow’s generation to reap!
Let us keep in
mind that Hope is certainty that the WORD
OF GOD will be fulfilled.