Inspiring each other to strengthen our communities.
As the population heals they must then become leaders, and thus agents of great positive change in their communities.
In the Gospel of Mathew it is written, “Now when Jesus had come into Peter’s house, He saw his wife’s mother lying sick with a fever. So He touched her hand, and the fever left her. And she arose and served them (Mt 8:14-15).
As people heal they develop a sense of agency, and with that often a desire to serve their brothers and sisters. This service is strong indication of healing and can inspire and compel great change in the community.
In this way it becomes a movement of the people. To use a reference from the feudal system, instead of depending on nobles or knights to fight in behalf of serfs, it is much better to see the oppressed “knighted” so that they can fight their own good fight with meaning, purpose and dignity. In TICD the work of Leadership Development is therefore “knighting the oppressed” in order to attain true personal and community transformation.