Dear Friends,

 We hope that you are safe and well.

 Today's meditation features Ilia Delio reflecting on the heart and spirituality of Francis of Assisi. It is dense and profound: develop a heart that does not cling and live in the divine embrace of love.

Dear Friends,

 We hope that you are safe and well.

Today's meditation features Henri Nouwen inviting us to "Live Our Wounds." It reminds us of his famous concept of our being wounded healers: as we heal from and accept our wounds, we often find that they can be at the service of others, both in terms of our understanding others more from the inside out and in terms of being more compassionate to others--let alone the ways it gives us words of comfort or challenge for ourselves and others and the ways it helps us be in solidarity with them.

Dear Friends,

 We hope that you are safe and well.

 Today's meditation features David Stendl-Rast leading us through a video meditation on gratefulness. "Let the gratefulness overflow into blessing all around you."

Dear Friends,

 We hope that you are safe and well.

 Today's meditation features Joyce Rupp talking about discouragements that happen in life to all of us and how she found renewed hope in kindred spirits around her committed to "making good trouble" and in Jesus inviting us: "Come to Me All You Who are Weary."

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.

Dear Friends,

 We hope that you are safe and well.

 Today's meditation features Richard Rohr and Friends reflecting on Francis of Assisi seeing everything and everyone as sacred. One of my inspirations from our weekend retreat was God's invitation to "open my eyes" and see things as God sees them and not as they might appear to me.