Back in seminary, in the days when people wrote down personal mission statements, we were asked to write down a personal mission statement. I launched into my novella. My personal mission statement grew easily to a paragraph. I nailed it! I was definitely going to get an A! Beaming with pride, I looked over to my friend, Fr. Noah, (that’s right, I name names) and asked how it was going and he shared his with me. Fr. Noah had only written three words: helpful, humble and prayerful.
A friend asked me this week what were the spiritual principles that guide my leadership. I stole Fr. Noah’s.
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