Recently, Americans went to the polls to elect leadership that they hope will serve the country well. Before democracy came on the scene, most nations were headed by royalty, dating back thousands of years. While we tend to think of leaders like kings and queens as rulers, in truth, leaders are called to serve, and this service is called to be noble (virtuous, dignified, distinguished, extraordinary). In short, it is a call to be heroic, which means that the person uses every fiber of his or her being to do something that makes a profoundly positive difference in the lives of others.
In this episode of Pop-Up Catechesis, we prepare to celebrate Christ the King (the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe) and explore the noble, and yes, heroic leadership of Jesus and how we can exercise noble and heroic leadership in our everyday lives. BTW, my son, Mike, makes a cameo appearance at the end of this video!
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