Mentoring 103: Love

Mentoring 103: Love

We are continuing our mentoring series with the topic “Mentor for Love.” If this is your first time to the series, I encourage you to review: Mentoring 101: Freedom and Mentoring 102: Mentor for Joy.  Today, we pick up part three in this six-part mentoring series that aligns with the #Mentor4Life Leader’s Training Manual.

 

I just completed a mentoring session with one of my mentees, and every time we open the Word of God together, I am both challenged and encouraged. Today, I was reminded of God’s faithfulness and love.

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A Desperate Need: The Way of Heart

The Way of Heart book coverThe Way of the Heart: The Spirituality of the Desert Fathers and Mothers

Why I picked up this book:

This book was required reading for one of my leadership courses in seminary. Because of the some of the spiritual disciplines shared in it, I have revisited it several times since. During this difficult time in our country, I am reflecting on this book again.

Who Should Read The Way of the Heart:

The Way of Heart is authored by Henri Nouwen (1932-1996), a priest born and educated in the Netherlands. In this small resource, he shares about the spiritual disciplines of silence, solitude, and prayer, and how these disciplines have sustained the lives of leaders. These disciplines have proven effective for many in spite of “historical, theological, and psychological differences.” I need these now, and I offer them to my brothers and sisters who are leading, ministering, pursuing justice, and committed to the work of reconciliation.

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