Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Today's gospel: fawn over girls
Ok- the title possibly may be a bit tongue in cheek. The Gospel today focuses on "be first to serve"- on the way in which the greatest in heaven is the servant of others.
For me, I like to view the world as a family- except where you can marry your sister in humanity- if she meets your (my) really high standards!
Why does this apply? Because a person who serves another without reward builds up love and appreciation and feelings of need and affection. Just as I may fawn over a girl to gain affection- in order to teach: the apostles must be taught to be leaders in more than the awesome power of their position. Jesus teaches leadership via love, and leadership by influence in addition to the power of their divine position.
The concept of subsidiarity is vital here, although portrayed or manipulated perhaps. It may be better to first use influence before power. It may be better to lead by example- it may be of benefit to aid others when reasonable and willingly and when wise, and correctly cautious enough.
When we serve we may build another power- a bond of love, which is built with truth. We must watch not to be abused for evil or harm, but cautious aid of others may be of great benefit to any one of our souls and to our Gospel and our God.
After all, God tells us (in my view perhaps figuratively) to greet all in the marketplace- he is certainly a social God! Service pro bona can when bona fides cause a stronger bond of love and trust.
Who is Marc Evan Aupiais?Attorney; Writer; Enthusiast of Germanic, Celtic, & Romance languages, with a love of exploring law, speech, legal systems, linguistics, sociology, & int. news.
I have always been fascinated with the law. By chance, it happens to be my field. I am an admitted attorney of the High Court of South Africa, as of 28 January 2016.
It was my fellow students' suggestions, in the final years of school, that I might be suited to a career in law, along with long discussions with a friend of mine - which imbued me with a keen interest in the history, language, and laws of the Roman Empire - that made me realise that law was the choice of career that best suited the ideas and plans I had for the future. I enrolled in an LLB degree at Wits University and subsequently graduated Bachelor of Laws a few years later.
I completed, with distinction, the Law Society's Legal Education and Development (L.E.A.D) School for Legal Practice program. I am pleased to have had the privilege of having served at two very different firms during my articles, giving me a much broader experience of work in the profession.
I believe success requires not just hard work, but intelligence, perseverance, humility, integrity, ingenuity, diligence, a strong work ethic, and the courage to request the assistance of those better-versed in a matter, or field.
I am passionate about the place of my birth, South Africa and am proud to be a patriot and citizen of this diverse and beautiful nation. I consider myself a global citizen and keep connections in a number of different nations across the world. Communicating with people from other cultures, I believe, has aided me to have a more open-minded approach in so far as how I see and interact with the world.
The cultures and legal systems, morals, and courtesy systems, languages, intricacies and religions of South Africa and of the world, are subjects I love to research. I extensively enjoy reading and writing, and in keeping abreast with important events occurring in other countries, I find my knowledge of other languages, especially French, to be quite useful.
Law & Career
Law firms I have worked at include: DL Wilson Attorneys in Randburg North, Desmond Barry Attorneys in Morningside, Sandton, Botha & Sutherland Attorneys in Aukland Park, Johannesburg. I currently work as a Consulting Attorney for Serina Govender Inc. Attorneys-at-Law. My professional website will tell you more about me, where you might want to subscribe to my professional blog . I also edit and write for the SACNS, write breaking news for a multinational service called InfosNews Breaking News, and act as a correspondent for the popular french language Les News service.
Novels I have written include
A Lesser Instinct | My first foray into the world of long form fiction.
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