Being Greatly Daring

October 17th, 2013 | John Chandler

In the sermon on Sunday, I talked about the benchmarks for what a community build around love for one another might look like. The last of those was Being Greatly Daring. As I mentioned, this came from language borrowed from Brene Brown (who borrowed it from Theodore Roosevelt). Here is the quote we used on Sunday, which came from her book Daring Greatly:

Vulnerability is the birthplace of love, belonging, joy, courage, empathy, and creativity. It is the source of hope, empathy, accountability, and authenticity. If we want greater clarity in our purpose or deeper and more meaningful spiritual lives, vulnerability is the path.

If you read a book a week or a book a year, this one is worth both your time and attention. And speaking of time and attention, as you catch your breath this weekend with a cup of coffee or tea, this video of Brene Brown is good introduction to the many valuable things she has to say: