This morning after reading my Bible chapters for today, I read the last chapter of Self-Improvement 101 Mga Dapat Malaman ng Bawat Leader. It’s a book of John C. Maxwell translated already in Filipino. And the most insightful thing I read in concluding his book, is this prayer in the last few pages of his book:
Panginoon, habang tumatanda ako, gusto kong makilala ako bilang…
Thoughtful kaysa gifted,
Loving kaysa quick or bright,
Gentle, kaysa powerful,
Isang listener, kaysa great communicator,
Available, kaysa isang hard worker,
Content, higit pa sa pagiging driven,
Self-controlled, kaysa exciting,
Generous, kaysa rich, at
Compassionate, higit pa sa pagiging competent.
Gusto kong maging foot-washer.
–John C. Maxwell (excerpt from Self-Improvement 101 Mga Dapat Malaman ng Bawat Leader; Tagalog translation)
I loved the context of his prayer. How many of us can willingly pray to be able to imbibe all these values? It’s ideal but we can’t do it without Lord Jesus help.