We have established in our past letters the essence of communities to our growth as individuals and as leaders. However, we must not forget that at the core of this ministry of building and establishing communities is a genuine heart for community. This is not limited to our immediate environment or family. It is an all-encompassing call to nurture communities to thrive in oneness, not just exist. It is to genuinely desire growth for all. This is the beginning of community-based leadership.
You must also keep in mind that these gifts are not just installed in us from birth, they are nurtured through the Word of God and a continued passion to see people and the world become better. It is a deliberate growth, just like we feed ourselves to grow in health. We develop a heart for community by consistently showing up and asking ourselves, “What can I do to make things better? What can I contribute to ease people’s burdens?” You must know that what matters is not the size of your contribution or gift; it is the consistency, the desire to always come back and look for ways to help ease burdens.
Like Marvin J. Ashton once said, “Be the one who nurtures and builds. Be the one who has an understanding and a forgiving heart one who looks for the best in people. Leave people better than you found them.”
Excited about your leadership,
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