Blessed are leaders who are poor in spirit. Leadership begins with a poverty of spirit. Leadership is an interactive process where leaders and followers influence each other to reach a common goal. Leaders have to realize that without people, there is no leadership. Without free will, it is not leadership. God grants us free will and then invites, inspires and influences us to surrender our free will to God’s will.
The parish is the presence of the Church in a given territory, an environment of hearing God’s word, for growth in the Christian life, for dialogue, proclamation, charitable outreach, worship and celebration. The parish is….a sanctuary where the thirsty come to drink in the midst of their journey, and the centre of constant missionary outreach. [Pope Francis. The Joy of the Gospel 28]