April 26, 2018 Thursday
Gospel : John 13:16-20
I Chose You
When Jesus finished washing the disciples’ feet he said to them: “Amen, amen, I say to you, no slave is greater than his master nor any messenger greater than the one who sent him. If you understand this, blessed are you if you do it. I am not speaking of all of you, I know those whom I have chosen."
Simon Sinek’s book "Leaders Eat Last" is about leaders with emphaty who put first their team over themselves. It reminds me of Jesus himself with his disciples,"not to lord over them but to serve them." In our office we are encouraged to shift our address to our junior colleagues from staff to associate and that encourages openness, respect and trust resulting to “malasakit” (care) in the workplace . Our invitation is to serve and not to be served.
Ready for a shift? Let us continue to draw near to him that we may know his ways and yield to his call.
Reflections of Faith
Read and be inspired by a reflection based on today's Gospel made by members of the Verbum Dei Family in Manila.