Mentoring Relationships


The following thoughts on mentoring are from a devotional by Richard Rohr. I wanted to share this with you, my dear friends.

To be around your mentor is to be near the fire.  A fire does two things.  It warms you, but it also burns you.  If you don’t allow your mentor to burn you once in a while—if you’re not willing to bear a little offense to your ego and to be stretched beyond your comfort zone—then it’s not a mentor relationship from your side.

But a mentor also warms you.  They excite you.  They fill you with the curiosity, the adventure, the possibility and the hope that you can be more of a human being.  This is the thrilling part.  This warmth gives you a sense of your true self—of your best self.  That’s what you want.  You want your soul to grow greater and your ego to grow smaller.



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