SLP provides some food for thought

Posted on November 16th, 2010 by

Hello there CVR Friends!

Have you ever come across the phrase Servant Leadership?  I wouldn’t be surprised, it is not a new idea, and people have been writing books and doctorate thesis on it for decades now (like Robert Greenleaf for example!).  But, the phrase is really catching on here at Gustavus and it’s spreading like wildfire!

One of the programs the Center for Vocational Reflection is in fact the Servant Leadership Program.  You may have seen a few of us Sending Smiles outside the caf and at the Chillout and Wellness fair.  We have been enjoying some reflection over the past 3 months of school (where did it all go?!?) on the service oriented summer experiences we all had working at summer camps, for ELCA World Missions, and serving abroad in all sorts of ways!  We have shared some amazing stories and some serious life ponderings of our place in the world over the semester.

There will be much more to come in the blogs about the significance of servant leadership in the CVR and in the lives of many people here on campus, but, for now,  I just wanted to send a quick poem for your spirit to taste and for your mind to chew on as the year rolls into the winter season.  The SLP read this poem a few weeks back at our retreat, it is called “What to Remember When Waking” by David Whyte.

Enjoy!

I look forward to chatting with you via blog much more often!  Adios Amigos!

Peace,

Ben

 

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