Did you know this about the IW Knights of Columbus?
Recently Gerald Korson wrote an article which appeared on the KofC web site (i.e. the weekly Knight-line column) entitled: ‘Live the Virtues of a True Leader – Leadership is not primarily giving orders, but about serving others.’ The following is the third of four installments of the article about the Son of God becoming man and humbling himself in order to lead us to the Father and to eternal life.
“‘For Havard, leadership really begins with magnanimity, the awareness that one is called to greatness. Aristotle defined a magnanimous man as ‘one who considers himself worthy of great things.’” Christians ought to think themselves worthy of greatness because they are sons of God, and there’s no status higher than that, Havard said.
But how does magnanimity line up with humility and service?”
“It takes magnanimity to say, ‘I am not just a sinner, I am a son of God, and I want to live out my divine sonship, and I want to help people discover this divine sonship in their lives,’” Havard said.
“Thompson agreed. ‘Leadership itself is humility and magnanimity in action: that is to say, pursuing and achieving greatness by bringing out the greatness in those that I lead.’”
“Robert Yates, a 30-year veteran of the Air Force who was deployed to Saudi Arabia as a squadron commander, knows a bit about servant leadership from experience.
‘You can use your authority to lead, or you can use your leadership ability to get people to follow you,’ Yates said. ‘You have to smell like the sheep. You have to spend time with them. ... You’ve got to talk the talk and walk the walk.’
He cited St. Francis of Assisi, St. Teresa of Calcutta and St. Padre Pio — in addition to Christ on the cross — as models of servant leaders who have inspired others to greatness.”
To find the link to our feature story - and other information about the Knights of Columbus - can be found at IWKnights9981.com/bulletin or on facebook.com/IWknights9981 and NOW on Twitter at twitter.com/IwKnights.
Links Related to this week’s column:
Prayer for Protection in Time of Pandemic
A Novena which seeks Our Lady’s Intercession for Protection in Time of Pandemic
- By His Holiness, Pope Francis (3/2020)
- (Click on the image on the right to view video.)
- A PRAYER FOR PROTECTION IN TIME OF PANDEMIC (PDF Version)
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