Monday of the 32nd Week of Ordinary Time
November 7, 2022
USCCB Podcast of the Readings:
A true Christian Leader is the servant of Servants or a Servant King. St.Paul and Jesus our Lord says in today’s Readings how a Christian Shepherd look like or what qualification he or she should have…there is no reference of male or female but he or she should be of good character and understand the true knowledge of the Gospel truth. There is no Worldly qualification required except of the strong faith and heart of forgiveness and love
If we see our present Shepherds they have all Worldly qualities like education, Good public speaking, Descipline, Scripture Knowledge so on but faith and love is completely missing with our Shepherds today. Greed and drunkenness is increasing with our Priests .Self glory and love for money is the key ingredient of today’s Leaders.
How many leaders are of good repute, the laity leaders have completely lost the meaning of servanthood and fight with each other like Worldly pagans who want power and positions in the Churches and ministries. I have visited many parishes and ministries but could not see the real missionaries who serve the Lord.
A true Christian must possess all the gifts and Fruites of the Holyspirit especially a Christian Leader , then there will be forgiveness, love and concern, Compassion, true Evangelisation and when the Leader renounces the Evil, the devil will so much frieghtened with the Leader and settle in the deep sea , never to tempt the children of God.
We much sit and recollect the qualities of a true Christian Leader in the Readings of today. It is a checklist and the instructions and inspiration of the spirit of God. If we become bad examples in our families and parishes, offices then the scripture says it is better to tie a mill stone and thrown in to the Deep sea of Hell .
Prayer: Lord help our Leaders with the Light of the Gospel to see themselves as servant of the servants Amen.
For a bishop as God’s steward must be blameless, not arrogant,
not irritable, not a drunkard, not aggressive,
not greedy for sordid gain, but hospitable, a lover of goodness,
temperate, just, holy, and self-controlled,
holding fast to the true message as taught
so that he will be able both to exhort with sound doctrine
and to refute opponents