Greenblading: Being Trusted with Little
April 19, 2011
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After a wonderful dinner with other Greenbladers, I pondered the need to make Greenblade be bigger. Lots of us say it and I began to wonder why. Why is being bigger better than being … better? Why should we grow?
Then yesterday I woke up with this passage going through my mind:
“Whoever can be trusted with little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with little will also be dishonest with much.” (Luke 16:10)
Living in truth means living with who one is at any moment and recognizing that moment’s blessings. The active group of Greenblade right now is small and that is ok. The important thing is to name what the dreams are and follow them. Andrew has just submitted a grant proposal for a workshop/conference next year. Giffen, as chair of what we are calling the Party Committee, organizes dinners every month. We just added two more blogs – one by Leigh and Carrie and one just days ago by Giffen (this one is so new she has not posted yet). Elizabeth just won’t quit about hydrofracking. Other projects are brewing/incubating/gestating and will soon become visible. We respect each other’s work and now have a committee system that means everyone is both supported and accountable.
There is nothing wrong with any of this and a lot right. If we pay attention to being trusted with this – that is, do it with joy and passion – the “much” will happen all on its own.