Christian men can look to Christ and the saints for models of their vocation in action.
Christ came to earth to establish His Kingdom, but it was a kingdom like none before. In fact, it seemed to operate on opposite principles to any earthly kingdom.
Earthly rulers flaunt their power, but Christ told His ambassadors, “The greatest among you must be your servant” (Matthew 23:11). Those ambitious for earthly goods push and shove their way to the forefront, but Christ reminded His disciples, “The last will be first, and the first will be last” (Matthew 20:16).
These paradoxical statements reveal the model of leadership Christ proposed. His followers are called to practice a “servant leadership” of looking for ways to serve and sacrifice for others.
In the home, workplace, or community, Christian men can look to Christ and the saints for models of servant leadership in action. These 10 reflections explore different elements of the Christian vocation to guide men in following these saintly examples: