We were on the 6th floor of the library in Holland, MI digging deeply into the idea of mastery in areas of our own personal transformation. In this community of learners I have blessed to be part of, we were challenging ourselves to take on the assignment of going after a skill set or a value with the intention of becoming “masters” in that area.
There were three or four areas that had surfaced in the space for me, but I also knew I only had the capacity to take on one or two. It wasn’t long and I knew what they were going to be.
One of them is where I am beginning with this blog. It is in understanding and living out the value of “love.” Not as an emotion, but as a life value defined in two ways: First, willing and acting for the good of others; and second, nobody wins unless everybody wins (not to be understood in a Charlie Sheen everybody get’s their way kind of thinking). Over the course of time I will flesh this out more, but for simplicity, let’s define “win” as being able to define onself in such a way as to be deeply understood.
As a part of my mastery of this value, I committed to re-reading each of the Gospels with the intention of seeing Jesus as perfectly loving in every situation and with every person. And, I made a commitment that I would be held accountable to writing about my interactions with Jesus in this adventure and the impact it is having on me.
So this is where we begin… Later 🙂