Be shepherds of the flock of God that has been entrusted to your care … Do not lord it over those in charge, but be examples to the flock.  – 1 Pet 5:2-3

Reflection.  We lead by example.  Those in authority must lead by good example, and they must also pray for the wisdom to govern and teach with skill and compassion.  Christianity means putting God first, neighbor second, and self third.

Prayer.  Dear Jesus, protect and guide those in authority, and do the same for me.  May I learn to be courageous in setting a good example for my neighbor.