In my wisest moments I know what I don’t know.
In my sanest moments I know I need help.
Ergo: recruit three mentors.
Mentor #1: Wayne Thyren (TreeHouse Youth Outeach). How he mentors me: Spiritual Director. I have asked him to tell me the naked truth about myself. He has obliged for the past 15 years.
Mentor #2: David Clark (pictured right), Bethel University. How he mentors me: Theology, philosophy. He helps me interpret the big boys (Kant, Hume, Plato. . . it’s a long list) and TRANSLATE for students and faculty.
Without mentors I tend to, well, drift.
Who are your mentors? How do they help? What mentor is missing for you right now?
Next week: My new, exciting mentor #3.