Punjab just had elections. This is the place for politics. But between running groups in the city? There should be competition, but not politics. On the road, we all become friends. On the road, we all cheer each other on. I belong to Chandigarh Runners but have no problem running with Chandigarh Distance Runners or any other group that encourages people to run. I am sure that all of you will agree with that. As long as running is promoted more and more in the city, we should be happy.
The company I work for, GP Sourcing, has four core values and one of them is “Servanthood.” We strive to serve each other and our customers. And then we also do servant leadership. This is a concept that was originally introduced by Jesus when he said:
You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their high officials exercise authority over them. 26 Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, 27 and whoever wants to be first must be your slave.
Mathew 20:25-26 (NIV)
This is revolutionary. Political leaders do not usually understand this principle even though they are called public servants. Leaders just serve themselves and like to exercise power over others. But this is not effective leadership. A real leader is one who thinks of the best interest of those he leads. He serves them and cares for them. He gives himself to them in selfless love.
Love is not a feeling, it’s an act of your will. (Don Francisco) And this also goes for Valentine’s Day.