BENGALURU : Techies at the recently held monthly IT fellowship meeting were enlightened by a Bible study conducted by Thomas Thoppil from Hewlett-Packard (HP).
Thomas in his speech brilliantly conveyed the leadership qualities that each one of us as Christians need to adopt, using the incident where Jesus washed the feet of his disciples before the Passover (John 3: 1-15).
He touched upon the common leadership styles that we witness in our daily lives. During the session, parallels were drawn to understand the leadership styles adopted by Jesus Christ.
The act of washing the feet was historically hierarchical in nature (it was done by a son to his father, a disciple to his teacher). Jesus Christ stunned his disciples by reversing the tradition by choosing to wash their feet. This act was primarily aimed at displaying the need for humility and the need to forgo ‘ego’.
Thomas also highlighted that though Christ showed the need to be humble and selfless, he also was extremely focused on his goals and never wavered.
“We are indebted to implement these learning at our homes, workplace and everywhere we go. The need to display humility and forgo ‘ego’ is pivotal along with the ability to not to comprise on the right goals,” he emphasised.
Dr Abraham Mar Seraphim, Metropolitan, Bengaluru Diocese, spoke about the various initiatives he was working on and also requested IT folks to render help as and when the need arise. He insisted on spreading awareness about the fellowship and requested all those present to bring along more people to the meeting.
The meeting began and ended with the choir singing a couple of melodies songs.
The next meeting has been scheduled for September 18, 2011 at the St Gregorios Cathedral from 3 pm.
With inputs from Jiju Thomas