Recently, I attended a meeting where the agenda was very short, but the history preceding it seemed long and complicated. As an outsider in this particular case, I observed people bringing a lot of stuff to a fairly straightforward question that needed resolution. It made me reflect on what I am bringing with me to different moments of leadership. How much of it is necessary or even helpful? Is what I am bringing allowing "the horizons of my heart" to be enlarged? Or, is it limiting the potential of the present? As I continue my Advent journey, I am trying to ask less what I should bring and more what I need to leave behind. Blessings on a traveling light.