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November 27, 2012

Faith Moment Servant Leadership 2

Transcript of audio:

In "The Republic", the ancient Greek philosopher, Plato, suggests that a "benevolent king," if such exists, would probably be the best type of ruler. This type of leader would exercise his power to serve others, instead of his own self-interests.

This week's readings affirm Plato's thinking.

Christians embrace Jesus Christ as this kind of a "benevolent king", who by his example teaches us what true leadership entails – service.

Christians find in him a servant leader who watches over us with great affection and invites us to join him in a kingdom that has no end – God’s kingdom – by living a life of genuine love and concern for others.

You don't have to be Plato to understand that it is concern for the well-being of others that constitutes the best kind of leadership.  So follow Jesus’ example and you will be a true servant-leader.

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