It had been an intense fews days with a small group of men from all over the world and our time together was drawing to a close. I was sat in the log cabin at Bear Trap ranch, nestled in the foothills of the Rockies, awaiting for the final session to begin.
Over the next hour or so, each of the sages who had been walking with us during the weekend shared their final thoughts and advice. It was an amazingly rich time with powerful words being spoken over us, and then Bart Hanson shared to close the session and the words he spoke I can only describe as piercing. His advice boiled down to these two simple words - RISK LOVE.
Those words have stuck with me, challenged, unsettled, confused and re-orientated me. I have felt frustration, anger, sadness as I have wrestled what that means for me, but overall I have found joy, freedom and hope.
Take some time, unplug, put down the phone, switch off the TV - get out away from the matrix for a while and ask the Father what risking love would look like in your life. Let those words bypass your mind and sink into your heart.
Grid Ref is intended to help re-orientate men along the narrow path and are a mixture of personal testimonies and reflections from the A&D Team.