Dynamic Catholic, Alive!
Jesus said to the Twelve Apostles, “If anyone wishes to be first, he shall be the last of all and the servant of all.” Jesus was the perfect example of servant leadership putting other’s needs before His own. As servant leaders, we are called to “wash one another’s feet” just like Jesus did on Holy Thursday night. Unfortunately today, when we hear the word “leadership” we tend to think of someone with privilege and unlimited power. One characteristic of servant leadership is good listening skills being able to discern the will of God and how that intersects with the will of the ministry. Good listening skills helps shape other good characteristics such as empathy for others, commitment to the spiritual growth of people and ultimately building the kingdom of God and your own local parish community. archstl.org/dynamic