My name is Xan Railey C. Cosico. I am a high school student who studies at the De La Salle University Manila-Laguna Campus. This blog is a project which we need to accomplish.
My blog is about Saint John Baptist de La Salle as an apostle, apostleship, what a servant leader is, and what our mission is as children of God.
Music for the Blog
What’s an apostle
An apostle is kind and wise
They preach the word of the Lord
They are messengers of christ
They heal and baptize
An Apostle of Christ: Saint John Baptist de La Salle
Saint John Baptist de La Salle is an example of a great apostle. He dedicated his life to educate poor children during his time. He wanted to greatly help the children who were poor and did not have enough money to afford an education by creating schools for them. He taught the children about the different values that can help them achieve their goals and make them a better person. He always wanted to help those who were less fortunate and those who were in need the most.
Proverbs 3:27 “ Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in your power to act.” Just like in the verse mentioned, Saint John Baptist de La Salle helped the poor children because he had the ability and the resources to do so. He dedicated his life to serve others before him and this has created a powerful impact which makes him known and loved by the people until this day.
A Servant Leader of Christ
A servant leader is a leader who also serves the people around him. A servant leader aims to bring out the best out of each member of his/her team. In order for servant leaders to lead their team to a better future, servant leaders can pray to God for his guidance, wisdom, and strength to make the right decisions which would benefit everyone. This will help him/her face the problems that he/she will face and overcome the struggles that hinder them from achieving their goal.
A servant leader must be strong enough to make sacrifices and to make the hardest decisions for his/her team. In order to become a great servant leader, one must learn to stay humble and patient for his/her team. Just like in 2 Timothy 2 24:25, “And a servant of the Lord must not quarrel but be gentle to all, able to teach, patient, in humility correcting those who are in opposition, if God perhaps will grant them repentance, so that they may know the truth.” If a servant leader has these qualities, he/she can work with their team more efficiently. The team can communicate clearly and they are free to share their different ideas and thoughts which can help the team. A servant leader can find ways when he/she prays.
An Apostle’s Mission
A mission is something you try your best to accomplish. There will be hindrances that will stop you to accomplish your goal, but you need to try your best to overcome these hindrances so that you can accomplish your mission.
Just like in Mark 16:15, “And He said to them, ‘Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.’” Our mission as followers and as children of God is to spread the word of the Lord and to help the people in need in our own ways. We need to try our best to avoid temptations, so we can accomplish the mission that we have. We can accomplish the mission that Jesus has given us by sharing the word of the Lord with the people we meet everyday and by doing our best to help those who are in need.