“Vulnerability is the birthplace of love, belonging, joy, courage, empathy, and creativity. It is the source of hope, empathy, accountability, and authenticity. If we want greater clarity in our purpose or deeper and more meaningful spiritual lives, vulnerability is the path.” – Brené Brown
For me, vulnerability is at the heart of my preaching. Not the vulnerability of standing up in front of hundreds of people – I love the thrill, the excitement and the responsibility of speaking to a crowd. My vulnerability is in the real, the honest, the humourous and the down-to-earth posture I work hard to maintain.
It’s taken many years to find my voice, and I’m still working out who I am with a mic in front of my mouth. But everything about Brené’s quote is what drives me and guides me in my speaking.
Of all the stories to speak, the one of God’s grace through Jesus is the one I love telling the most. In a world of uncertainty and divisiveness, I remain absolutely convinced that God’s radically inclusive love for all is truth worth sharing at every opportunity.
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