September 12.   The Covid pandemic has led the whole world to a deeper reflection on matters of health and wellbeing.  The most effective approaches towards this new health risk, the safety and efficacy of vaccines include the importance of effective leadership with its many medical and psychological concerns. “How are leaders chosen these days?” This was a serious question for all communities, parish groups and families to discuss.  Who chooses, how and why?  If one looks around the world and the different countries and even organisations, do people lobby for support, bribe or give out food parcels to buy votes?  Do we vote as a reaction against something or for someone who we believe will serve the common good?  We can describe such people as “servant leaders.”

Reflect, share, act. Scripture: All night long Jesus continued in prayer to God.  And when it was day he called his disciples and chose from them twelve whom he named apostles. Luke 6:12-19.   Pope Francis:  We lack leadership capable of striking out on new paths and meeting the needs of the present with concern for all and without prejudice towards coming generations.  LS53.  There are too many special interests that easily end up trumping the common good and manipulating information so that the person’s own plans will not be affected.   LS 54

Eco-tip and prayer:  Get involved in a “leadership debate” on social media. Discuss servant leadership and pray for leaders with integrity in all spheres of life.  Pray Glory be…………………..