True governance therefore is not just a pretense or make believe that we give first place to the people but an honest and sincere respect for their rights to be respected by the political servants who pledged their services at the time of elections. So that the election promises may not be criticized as “it’s only words.”
The true servants of the people must emulate those words of St. John the Baptist and really mean it when they pledge to serve the people and seek the common good of the country. A public servant is not supposed to aggrandize himself or herself at the expense of the people but keep in mind the words of St. John the Baptist in serving persons or communities. “He must grow great, I must grow smaller” (Jn. 4:30).