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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.