“I used to approach Jesus frequently saying, ‘What do you wish from me?’ He would reply, ‘that you die to yourself, that you rise above your worldly interests; die to everything, even to those affections that seem to be holy, live at a level where life’s contradictions don’t disturb you, where attentions don’t flatter you. Seek only God and His interests.’”
-Venerable Julia Navarrete Guerrero
Which part of Jesus’ reply to Venerable Julia might He be saying to me today? What is my response to Him?
Because virtue is a habit acquired through practice, I say leaders are not born, but trained. Not everyone can become president or prime minister or win the Nobel Prize for Literature or play center field for the New York Yankees. But everyone can grow in virtue. Leadership excludes no one.