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Alakaʻi Lawelawe

Jun. 1, 2023

Contributed by Kahu Kaunaloa Boshard

Heluhelu Baibala/Bible Reading
I hoʻokahi ka manaʻo ʻana i loko o ʻoukou, me ia i loko o Kristo Iesū.- Pilipi 2:5
In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus.- Philippians 2:5

He Manaʻo o ke Kahu Kaunaloa Boshard, KS Hawaiʻi
My tenure here at Kamehameha Schools Hawai’i will be going into its 9th year and I count my blessings each day that I answer my calling. During these precious years of ministry and education, I have enjoyed developing many relationships with staff and students. The most diverse group is our Leadership team led by our amazing Poʻokula Kāhealani Naeʻole-Wong. We meet every two weeks to discuss issues of varying degrees of importance and impact. What allows us to keep a very focused growth mindset during our meetings? It is how we all treat each other with love and care.

The Apostle Paul’s dissertation on how to be humble like Christ to the church body at Philippi speaks volumes to all of leaders, today. It doesn’t matter where your position is on the organizational chart, we are all leaders and we need a code of conduct that will exemplify and glorify our Lord.

Here is what the first four verses of Philippians chapter two reveal:

Therefore if you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any common sharing in the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind. Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.
There is a distinct voice of authority mixed with aloha that reminds each reader that Christ Jesus sees and responds to our heart’s posture of goodness and grace. When we treat each other with love, gentleness, and genuine compassion, combined with a harmonious sense of objectivity and an unwavering position of righteousness we can accomplish great things together in Christ. How do we do this? Is it by thinking of ourselves as less than others? No, but it is about thinking of oneself less while listening to and serving others more. Paul’s lesson for us encourages us to take on the nature of a servant while keeping our identity and unity in Christ intact.

Today, take the time to meditate on this short passage about humble governance that ends with verse 11 and rejoice in leading by serving.

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