Dear Friends,

We hope that you are safe and well.

Today is Helen Keller’s birthday, the woman who triumphed over the childhood loss of sight, hearing, and speech to become an author and lecturer. She said once, “The world is full of suffering. It is also full of the overcoming of it.” And because of the way that she herself dealt with those losses, millions of disabled people have lived fuller lives.Today's Meditation recounts some of her story.

We invite you to join us as we commit ourselves to working tirelessly to end systemic and structural racism in our society, in the church, in healthcare, in the workplace--wherever it shows up so that everyone may come to have more abundant life. May this meditation nourish our contemplative-active hearts and sustain all of us in action.

In the spirit of our philosophy of co-creating community and our awareness that the Spirit speaks through each of us, we invite you to share your meditations with us as well. We truly believe that it is God's economy of abundance: when we share our blessings, our thoughts, our feelings, we are all made richer.

We hope and pray that you find peace, healing, hope and the infusion of joy in your life!

With our love and care,

Ron and Jean

MEDITATION 708: Helen Keller