I have been doing some reflection on this phrase and what it is all about. In my faith journey I have learned that Jesus while on earth was a servant leader. He set the example for others, he was willing to humbly do and be what was needed to spread His message of love and service to grow the spiritual life of the apostles first and then to spread the Word to the far reaches of the world through them. To be a servant leader is to be a listener, to have awareness of the needs of others, to have empathy, to build community and to enrich the lives of others so that they can achieve their best. It is not about the individual as a leader in power over others…rather it is about serving others as the leader to help everyone achieve good things as a community. The best way to learn about this is to study the best example we have…Jesus. May God’s peace be with you.
“I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you.”
(This photo was taken in May of 2014 at a lake in central Minnesota)