Dr. Brené Brown is a researcher professor at the University of Houston, Graduate College of Social Work, where she has spent the past ten years studying a concept that she calls Wholeheartedness, posing the questions: How do we engage in our lives from a place of authenticity and worthiness? How do we cultivate the courage, compassion, and connection that we need to embrace our imperfections and to recognize that we are enough -- that we are worthy of love, belonging and joy?"
The video is poignant and thoughtful; great reflection material for anyone. But more specifically, we'll be watching it together on Sunday evening for our Faith and Leadership curriculum and using it as a basis for some discussion on the topic of vulnerability in our own lives.
If you're a high school student, join us on Sunday evening in the youth suite at Second Church from 5:45-7:15 p.m. for the beginning of what's sure to be a deepening and enlightening time spent together. And keep your eyes open as the rest of this process unfolds on this blog as well.