I came across this video of a judge speaking that reminded me of the importance of balancing authority with vulnerability. Until you’ve been in a courtroom as this judge describes, you cannot even begin to understand the pain afflicted by sentencing, both to the person being sentenced and their loved ones. This is why this judge... Continue Reading →

Questioning authority

People willing to recognize the limits of their power and authority prove worthy of my trust. These people are willing to be challenged, recognizing that they have as much to learn as they have to teach. I hope to be a person like this. One who never holds onto my certainty so tightly that I am blind to my own limitations. One who listens, really listens when others challenge me. One willing to humbly refers them to someone who knows more. One who is willing to lay down my power and authority for another’s well-being.  

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