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We are Servants and We are Servants and

Leaders Leaders
Mr. Lorenzo C. Deocales Mr. Lorenzo C. Deocales
Religious Education Religious Education
Expedition Story Expedition Story
The Wright Brothers The Wright Brothers
The story of frog in The story of frog in
the well the well
The Difference between The Difference between
Rich Rich and and Poor Poor countries countries
The difference between The difference between
the poor countries and the poor countries and
the rich ones is not the rich ones is not the the
age of the country. age of the country.
This can be shown by This can be shown by
countries like India, Iran & countries like India, Iran &
Egypt, that are more than Egypt, that are more than
2000 years old and are poor 2000 years old and are poor
or simply developing or simply developing
On the other hand, Canada, On the other hand, Canada,
Australia & New Zealand, Australia & New Zealand,
that 150 years ago were that 150 years ago were
unknown, today are unknown, today are
developed countries and are developed countries and are
rich. rich.
The difference between The difference between
poor & rich countries poor & rich countries
does not reside in the does not reside in the
available natural available natural
resources. resources.
Japan Japan
Japan has a limited territory, 80% Japan has a limited territory, 80%
mountainous, inadequate for agriculture & mountainous, inadequate for agriculture &
cattle raising, but it is a cattle raising, but it is a first world first world
economy economy. The country is like an immense . The country is like an immense
floating factory, importing floating factory, importing raw material raw material
from the whole world and exporting from the whole world and exporting
manufactured products. manufactured products.
Switzerland Switzerland
It does not plant cocoa but has the best It does not plant cocoa but has the best
chocolate in the world. In its territory chocolate in the world. In its territory
they raise animals and plant the soil they raise animals and plant the soil
during 4 months a year. They produce during 4 months a year. They produce
dairy products of the best quality. It is dairy products of the best quality. It is
a small country that transmits an a small country that transmits an
image of security, order & labor. image of security, order & labor.
Executives from rich countries Executives from rich countries
who communicate with their who communicate with their
counterparts in poor countries counterparts in poor countries
show that there is no show that there is no
significant intellectual significant intellectual
difference. difference.
The difference between poor The difference between poor
& rich countries does not & rich countries does not
reside in the available reside in the available
information technology and information technology and
other technical resources. other technical resources.
Indias ICT is advanced and Indias ICT is advanced and
way ahead of several 1st way ahead of several 1st
World Countries like New World Countries like New
Zealand or Canada, and Zealand or Canada, and
yet, still belongs to the yet, still belongs to the
developing world economies developing world economies
Population Population
Population is not even related to poverty! Population is not even related to poverty!
Studies shown by Nobel Peace prize Studies shown by Nobel Peace prize
laureates say that the sources of growth is laureates say that the sources of growth is
THE VERY PEOPLE WORKING IN THE THE VERY PEOPLE WORKING IN THE
ECONOMY ECONOMY and also the cause of its and also the cause of its
decline are those decline are those people who in one way people who in one way
holds power holds power and not the extent of the and not the extent of the
population. So? Population therefore is population. So? Population therefore is
not even a cause of poverty. not even a cause of poverty.
So what then is the difference? So what then is the difference?
The difference is the The difference is the attitude attitude
of the people, framed along of the people, framed along
the years by the education the years by the education
& the culture. & the culture.
Some Basic Principles Some Basic Principles
1. 1. Ethics & Integrity Ethics & Integrity
(Commitment to Service) (Commitment to Service)
2. 2. Respect for Laws/Rules Respect for Laws/Rules
3. 3. Respect for rights Respect for rights
4. 4. Love for Work & Learning Love for Work & Learning
5. 5. Punctuality Punctuality
To realize the To realize the
value of 1 day, ask value of 1 day, ask
the father who the father who
failed to pay his failed to pay his
electric bill. electric bill.
To realize the To realize the
value of 1 hour, value of 1 hour,
ask the lovers who ask the lovers who
are waiting to are waiting to
meet. meet.
To realize the To realize the
value of 1 minute, value of 1 minute,
ask a person who ask a person who
just missed a just missed a
train. train.
To realize the value To realize the value
of 1 second, ask a of 1 second, ask a
person who got the person who got the
silver medal in a silver medal in a
100m dash in the 100m dash in the
recently concluded recently concluded
Olympics. Olympics.
Let us Let us
therefore therefore
realize the realize the
value of value of
punctuality punctuality
. .
We are not poor We are not poor
because we lack because we lack
natural resources or natural resources or
because nature was because nature was
cruel to us. cruel to us.
We are poor because We are poor because
we lack we lack attitude. attitude.
. .
We lack the will to We lack the will to
comply with and teach comply with and teach
these functional these functional
principles of rich & principles of rich &
developed societies. developed societies.
If you love your If you love your
country, let this country, let this
message circulate thru message circulate thru
your teaching & your teaching &
interaction with the interaction with the
young, for many could young, for many could
reflect about this & reflect about this &
CHANGE. ACT NOW! CHANGE. ACT NOW!
Paradigm Shift Paradigm Shift
The way we look at ourselves and the The way we look at ourselves and the
world around us world around us
The way we think and we are stuck in The way we think and we are stuck in
to that way of thinking to that way of thinking
NOT NOT Thinking Thinking OUTSIDE THE BOX OUTSIDE THE BOX
Examples Examples
I am poor in math I am poor in math
I can only excel if I have the right I can only excel if I have the right
connections connections
Leading is for talented persons Leading is for talented persons
only only
There are people born leaders There are people born leaders
and Im not one of them and Im not one of them
Jesus wants you to lead Jesus wants you to lead
and to follow! and to follow!
Jesus as a leader Jesus as a leader
Made friends to those who were Made friends to those who were
excluded (Love the excluded) excluded (Love the excluded)
Cured the sick and did charitable Cured the sick and did charitable
works works
Followed the Laws Followed the Laws
Trained his disciples to become Trained his disciples to become
Servant Servant Leaders Leaders
Willing to SUFFER and DIE for the Willing to SUFFER and DIE for the
principle of principle of COMMON GOOD COMMON GOOD
Made friends with the Made friends with the
excluded (sinners) excluded (sinners)
Jesus exemplified this through Loving Jesus exemplified this through Loving
those who are stained with sinned those who are stained with sinned
the BEATITUDES (Mt. 5: 1 the BEATITUDES (Mt. 5: 1- -12) 12)
Jesus forgiveness of Sinners Jesus forgiveness of Sinners highlights highlights
the great works of Jesus as a forgiver and the great works of Jesus as a forgiver and
shows how God is a forever forgiving God shows how God is a forever forgiving God
and seeks the goodness of His children and seeks the goodness of His children
The Prodigal Son (Lk. 15: 11 The Prodigal Son (Lk. 15: 11 32) 32)
Jesus on the Cross Jesus on the Cross (Lk. 23:34) (Lk. 23:34)
Cured the sick and did Cured the sick and did
charitable works charitable works
Jesus heals a man (Lk. 5; 12 Jesus heals a man (Lk. 5; 12- -
16) 16)
Jesus heals a Paralyzed man Jesus heals a Paralyzed man
(Lk. 5: 17 (Lk. 5: 17- -26) 26)
Jesus heals many people (Lk. Jesus heals many people (Lk.
4:38 4:38- -41) 41)
The Good Samaritan (Lk. 10: The Good Samaritan (Lk. 10:
25 25 37) 37)
Jesus heals Two Blind man Jesus heals Two Blind man
(Mt. 20: 29 (Mt. 20: 29- -34) 34)
Followed the Laws Followed the Laws
The Sermon on the Mount The Sermon on the Mount
Do not think that I have come to abolish the law or Do not think that I have come to abolish the law or
the prophets, I have come not to abolish but to fulfill. the prophets, I have come not to abolish but to fulfill.
(Mt. 5: 17) (Mt. 5: 17)
Jesus restates the laws as fully exemplified in Jesus restates the laws as fully exemplified in
the Gospel, but he says to us that we must go the Gospel, but he says to us that we must go
beyond the minimum requirement of the law. beyond the minimum requirement of the law.
He shows us that the is a deeper interpretation He shows us that the is a deeper interpretation
of the law and that is TO LOVE WITHOUT of the law and that is TO LOVE WITHOUT
LIMIT, to show mercy without measure LIMIT, to show mercy without measure
A A simple simple saying saying
The measure of The measure of
Love.. Is to Love.. Is to
Love.. Without Love.. Without
measure measure
Trained his disciples to become Trained his disciples to become
SERVANT SERVANT - - LEADERS LEADERS
Servant and Servant Servant and Servant- -Leader Leader
Servant Servant Servant Servant- -Leader Leader
Willing to serve when asked Willing to serve when asked
Volunteers to be a Volunteers to be a
leader in a way of leader in a way of
service to others service to others
Shows a humble spirit Shows a humble spirit
Has a sense of calling bigger Has a sense of calling bigger
than self than self
(Act. 20: 24) Puals farewell (Act. 20: 24) Puals farewell
to the elders of Ephesus to the elders of Ephesus
See the job as service of See the job as service of
utmost dedication and utmost dedication and
willingness to receive willingness to receive
NOTHING in return NOTHING in return
Simply out of LOVE Simply out of LOVE
Servant Servant - - Leader Leader
100% Servant = 100% Leader 100% Servant = 100% Leader
Serves consistently and Serves consistently and
passionately without hesitation passionately without hesitation
Has a brighter perspective of Has a brighter perspective of
tomorrow tomorrow

Position Position
Relationship Relationship
Results Results
Development Development
Person Person
POSITION POSITION
- - HEIRARCHY HEIRARCHY
- - FOLLOWS BECAUSE FOLLOWS BECAUSE THEY THEY
HAVE TO HAVE TO
RELATIONSHIP RELATIONSHIP
- - FOLLOWS BECAUSE FOLLOWS BECAUSE THEY WANT TO THEY WANT TO
- - Ex: Ex:
- - Relationship between my former members of the Relationship between my former members of the
Student Council Student Council
- - Company Head and Fellow Company Head Company Head and Fellow Company Head
RESULTS RESULTS
- - FOLLOW BECAUSE OF FOLLOW BECAUSE OF WHAT YOU WHAT YOU
HAVE DONE HAVE DONE
- - Keeping up with promises Keeping up with promises
DEVELOPMENT DEVELOPMENT
- - Follows because of a Follows because of a DEVELOPMENT IN DEVELOPMENT IN
THEM THEM
Direct Influence Direct Influence
to to
Indirect Influence Indirect Influence
PERSON PERSON
Following because of Following because of
WHO YOU ARE and HAD BECOME WHO YOU ARE and HAD BECOME
- - Mother Teresa Mother Teresa
- - Pope John Paul II Pope John Paul II
- - Through intimacy and Sharing your life Through intimacy and Sharing your life
with their Lives with their Lives
- - Opening ones heart Opening ones heart
- - Total Self Total Self- -Giving Giving
Willing to SUFFER and DIE for the Willing to SUFFER and DIE for the
principle of principle of COMMON GOOD COMMON GOOD
Common Good Common Good the Good of ALL and not the Good of ALL and not
for the majority for the majority
Jesus Total Self Jesus Total Self Giving Giving
Paschal Mystery of Christ Paschal Mystery of Christ
The Holy Eucharist The Holy Eucharist
His Crucifixion and Death His Crucifixion and Death
Like Christ.. Like Christ..
Strive to follow what our heart dictates Strive to follow what our heart dictates
Serve the Lord with Joy and to accept what Serve the Lord with Joy and to accept what
has been laid down on our life has been laid down on our life
Live a life of service and dedication, Live a life of service and dedication,
committed to serving God and Fellowmen committed to serving God and Fellowmen
Uphold the will of the truth, and be like SALT Uphold the will of the truth, and be like SALT
AND LIGHT (Mt. 5: 13 AND LIGHT (Mt. 5: 13 16) 16)
Salt and Light Salt and Light
You are like salt for the whole human race. But You are like salt for the whole human race. But
if salt loses its saltiness, there is no way to if salt loses its saltiness, there is no way to
make it salty again. It has to become worthless, make it salty again. It has to become worthless,
so it is thrown out and people trample on it. so it is thrown out and people trample on it.
You are like light for the whole world. a city built You are like light for the whole world. a city built
on a hill cannot be hid. No one lights a lamp on a hill cannot be hid. No one lights a lamp
and puts it under a bowl; instead it is put on and puts it under a bowl; instead it is put on
the lamp stand, where it gives light for the lamp stand, where it gives light for
everyone in the house. In the same way your everyone in the house. In the same way your
light must shine before people, so that they light must shine before people, so that they
will see the good things you do and praise will see the good things you do and praise
your father in heaven your father in heaven
THERE IS A THERE IS A
WAY WAY
A blind boy sat on the steps of a A blind boy sat on the steps of a
building with a hat by his feet. building with a hat by his feet.
He held up a sign which said: He held up a sign which said:
A man was walking by. He took a few A man was walking by. He took a few
coins from his pocket and dropped coins from his pocket and dropped
them into the hat. them into the hat.
There were only a few coins in the hat
because only a few people were giving
money to the blind boy.
He then took the sign, turned it around, and He then took the sign, turned it around, and
wrote some words on it. wrote some words on it.
He put the sign back so that everyone who He put the sign back so that everyone who
walked by will see the new words that he walked by will see the new words that he
wrote. wrote.
Soon the hat began to fill up!
A lot more people were giving
money to the blind boy as a
result of what he wrote.
The boy recognized his footsteps and asked, The boy recognized his footsteps and asked,
You were the one who changed my sign this You were the one who changed my sign this
morning, right? What did you write? morning, right? What did you write?
That same afternoon the man who had
changed the sign came to see how things were
and was pleased with what he saw.
The man said, The man said,
I only wrote the truth. I only wrote the truth.
I said what you said but I said what you said but
in a way. in a way.
What he had written was: What he had written was:
"Today is a day "Today is a day
and I cannot see it." and I cannot see it."
Do you think the first sign and the Do you think the first sign and the
second sign were saying the same second sign were saying the same
thing? thing?
Of course! Both signs told people the
boy was blind.
But the first sign simply told people to help But the first sign simply told people to help
by putting some money in the hat. by putting some money in the hat.
The second sign told people that they were The second sign told people that they were
able to enjoy the beauty of the day, but the able to enjoy the beauty of the day, but the
boy could not enjoy it because he was boy could not enjoy it because he was
blind. blind.
Should we be surprised Should we be surprised
then that the second sign then that the second sign
was more effective? was more effective?
There are at least two There are at least two
lessons we can learn from lessons we can learn from
this simple story. this simple story.
The first is, The first is,
Be thankful for what you have. Be thankful for what you have.
Someone else has less. Someone else has less.
Help Help where you can. where you can.
The second is, The second is,
Be . Be .
Be . Be .
Think . Think .
THERE IS ALWAYS A WAY! THERE IS ALWAYS A WAY!
Let us remember that when we Let us remember that when we
serve, we also lead, and thru serve, we also lead, and thru
leading, we are serving leading, we are serving
Let us keep in our hearts Let us keep in our hearts
There is no greater love than this, There is no greater love than this,
to lay down ones own life for a to lay down ones own life for a
friend. friend.
- - John 15:13 John 15:13
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Salamat po.. Salamat po..