Senator Alan calls for vision-oriented leadership among police and Christian leaders

Cayetano calls for vision-oriented leadership among police and Christian leadersSenator Alan Peter Cayetano on Saturday urged police officers and Christian leaders to embrace a “vision-oriented” approach in fulfilling their duties and responsibilities in the community.

Speaking at the 13th annual conference of the Bless our Cops Movement and Christians for Nation Building on November 25, 2023, Cayetano raised a thought-provoking question: “Despite being the main Christian country in Southeast Asia, bakit grabe pa rin ang corruption sa ating bansa?”

Delving into the essence of Christian leadership, Cayetano emphasized that God “gave us our own will” which allows us to choose the path we want to follow.

“There are two plans na nandiyan – isang plano na pagpalain tayo at bigyan tayo ng pag-asa at kinabukasan [at] isang plano to cheat, to steal, to destroy, and to kill,” he said.

Drawing a clear distinction between corruption and the Christian mission, Cayetano stressed that the latter is not self-serving but rather meant to be shared with the community.

“Kung ang corrupt [na tao] ay may commission, ang Christians [naman] ay may mission – community mission. We are not meant to be lone wolves,” he said.

“With a vision, the Lord will give you provision. Ang kasama sa provision is human resources. The gifts of the Holy Spirit are not meant for you and you alone or your family. It’s meant for use for the body of Christ,” he added.

Cayetano, however, acknowledged that visions can sometimes be overwhelming, citing the amendments the country’s policymakers made to the retirement policies to achieve a better outcome.

“Mayroong vision at provision dahil hindi isang bagsak magbigay ang Panginoon ng vision sa inyo, [that’s why you need to] be open for revision,” he said.

Concluding his address, Cayetano reminded the members of the police force and Christian leaders of their sacrifices and to trust the plans of the Lord, the Supreme Commander of life.

“Lahat ng hirap ay pinagdaraanan ninyo because you know you need a training. Ganoon din ang Christian life – kailangan ni’yong daanan ang lahat ng hirap and trust the the divine Commander-in-Chief because alam Niya ang assignment niyo,” he said.###


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