"It is an injustice and at the same time a grave evil and a disturbance of right order to assign to a greater and a higher association what lesser and subordinate organisations can do." ... Pope Pius XI

The Principle of Subsidiary as expressed by the Holy Father in 1931 is still the missing ingredient in our modern day organisations, corporate bodies, politics and even in the Church. When power is concentrated at the centre, when the boss thinks he is the only one with the right thinking brains, when the executive arm prefers commands and orders to dialogue, when the Church leaders believe that Church mistake privilege for a right; they all fail to recognise the gifts of others and worse more they devalue and render redundant those innate abilities that the others possess. They also deprive the system from benefitting from the reservoir of talents that abound in those in the lower ranks. At the end the system becomes inefficient, under-productive and moribund ... this could lead to chaos and violence. We need to realise that no one has the exclusive preserve of knowledge and that our higher positions does not necessarily infer that we are more endowed. Let's be humble no matter where we stand.