“Do not lean too much on the wisdom and virtues of your rulers nor of your matrons because if you want to prevail, everyone must guard over their own passions and over the common good.”
– The Book of Adela’s Followers
Leaders serve to guide a people and reflect their morals and virtues. However, all too often our leaders can and do fall short due to their own ego and shortcomings. This flawed morality has sadly become a distinguishing characteristic of the “leaders” of modernity.
This is why it is perhaps more important than ever that we do the work necessary to control our emotions and base desires.
Crafting this sort of virtue and self-control enables us to serve and do right by our brothers and sisters, becoming a sort of spiritual nobility capable of leading and protecting our communities.