Ch. 20: If I were King
The song of The Cowardly Lion is one of the most beloved scenes in The Wizard of Oz. The Lion, like all of us, is a work in progress. His dream, the way he imagines it, is a mixture of immature egoism and profundity.
He wants to be respected- literally to be given a second look. Who doesn’t? He wants others to see value and valor in him. He wants to rule over his subjects, but with compassion for the weak.
And he knows none of it will happen without the gift of courage.
For Your Reflection:
Was there ever a time when you longed to be respected- to be given a second look? Did it happen?
Was there ever a time when you craved a leadership position for the status it would give you? Did you grow into something deeper?
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