Long Dark Days – Piercing Leadership Light
I loved hearing the body of this message and kind of like the way I read it. Perhaps the 2:46 reading is worth a listen :-).
Everyday Leadership. That’s always been my mission and delight. Check out this reminder. Jennifer and I heard our pastor this morning recite a moving prayer. Well, that’s what authorized leaders are supposed to do. I tried to transcribe it, but there were a couple words I couldn’t pick up. So, I wondered: well maybe he’s quoting someone else. Indeed, Google led me to Rev. Dr. William Barber II. OK, a bigger authorized leader; my wife told me he’s the head of The Poor People’s Campaign. Ah, so now I get the eloquence; no offense to Fr. Leo who is inspiring to his parishioners. But wait…
At the bottom of the Barber quote at TheNation.com, I noticed the reference to the real author, Cameron Bellm. Turns out she’s “just” a contemplative mother of two little ones. But, man, can she write. What little things can you write, share, say, or do this week – perhaps inspired by Cameron Bellm – to pierce these long dark days with Leadership Light? Without further ado, Cameron Bellm’s words and emphasis. She is an everyday leader, surely leading with her best self: