Collective will and mission
Indeed, there are things that are not meant for a single person to do nor accomplish. There are challenges that are meant to be overcome by a collective bound by wills and fortified by the Spirit.
However, a safe space for dialogue and dissent is essential, for without these, the collective cannot self-correct. It could fall into the trap of relying on personalities rather than principles. A collective will could turn out to be the will only of an impostor leader, effectively transforming the group into a cult.
There are no shortcuts to staying the course of mission fulfillment. There would be many traps where the collective can drift away from its mission. It is up to the brotherhood, sisterhood, or the “bayanihan” spirit of the group to cover our blindspots, call out our errors, and inspire us interdependently.
Matthew 12:46-50. Who are my brothers?
[DAILY GOSPEL INSIGHTS AND REFLECTION FOR MANAGEMENT AND ORGANIZATION 200: JULY 19, 2022]