It is this laying down of one’s life that it is that heart of Christianity. Jesus wants you to be a man, and a leader, after his own heart. And that is why he is calling you to, “take up your cross, deny yourself, and follow me.”
This lecture will develop the idea of Ignatian leadership as an attitude to be lived in one's capacity to listen, to work in a team, to accompany others, to enable others so they can work well, to be humble, to be a consoler, to have vision, to be discerning, to be a person worthy of [...]
Even though I feel less suitable to lead others or I feel like I’m the weakest around, I have learned that as long as I depend on the Holy Spirit and trust that it is God who is leading through me, then no matter how many we have on the battle field and no matter what our strategy is that we will be victorious and we will be able to show the world the love of Christ.
Day of Conversation, Reflection & Sharing on Heroic/ Spiritual Leadership in Pastoral Ministry Learn about how self-awareness, ingenuity, love, and heroism form a unique formula that has moulded Jesuit leaders for more than 450 years, and continues to mould successful leaders in today’s culture. Learn to apply these guiding principles in pastoral settings. Date & [...]
Recently, I attended the TREASURE Young Adults Encounter retreat, where I took on the role of a small group facilitator. On the surface, it may seem like I sacrificed my weekends to help out, but in truth, I received so much from the Lord. The Holy Spirit was the one doing the hard work – raking away stubborn weeds and sowing seeds of truths in our hearts.
We plan more than we pray. I am guilty of that. Most of us are. As leaders in ministry, we are all aware of the endless lists of to-dos that are on our list. The people that we have to reach out to, recruit new members, train/teach current members, prepare sessions, journey/mentor younger leaders, pray... etc.
“The Eucharist,” the Catechism says, “is the source and summit of Christian life.” And rightfully so! For in the Blessed Sacrament, we encounter Christ himself.
A praying community is a community open to listening. When we come together in prayer, we bring ourselves together to hear God’s voice, calling us by name.
This year as we crossed into our wedding anniversary, we are both tired and worn out. Initial plans for a home-cooked dinner yesterday was tanked when he was held back due to an emergency meeting at work.
Heroic souls tend to be chiseled out by tragedy. Whatever life throws at them, they refuse to get bitter. Instead they get better. St John Paul II had a really rough childhood. Very early in life, he experienced the tragedy of mortality and the tragedy of human evil.