I seldom find much from a bishop that catches my attention. I'm pleased to find this exception.
Here's an excerpt:
"Then it dawned on me. What I need most out of a covenant learning community are trusted colleagues who are willing to talk me into things. When I’m mulling over various options and have a notion of what needs to happen, I need someone to push me forward, to say 'go for it!' When I’m counting the cost and measuring the resistance, I need trusted friends who say, 'Be bold and audacious. Don’t settle for mediocrity. Take the risk. Don’t play it too safe. Just do it!'"