Dear Friends,

 We hope that you are safe and well.

 Today's meditation features a poem by Naomi Shihab Nye entitled Kindness. It resonates even more than usual with us, having experienced yesterday the sudden, unexpected death of a friend. The poem was sent to us by Sharon Dickinson. May Kindness be your life companion.

Dear Friends,

 We hope that you are safe and well.

Today's meditation features features Jane Goodall sharing "religion entered into me." She elaborates how closeness to nature is a spiritual experience for her.

Dear Friends,

 We hope that you are safe and well.

 Today's meditation features a poem by Balam Rodrigo celebrating the dedicated women who help refugees at the border. We can only imagine the world of these women and those they help. This gives us a glimpse into their hearts and their stories.

Dear Friends,

 We hope that you are safe and well.

 Today's Meditation features Mary Luti reflecting on "Medicine of Heaven." Where do you find your Communion with God?

 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 celebrates Celtic Prayer Cycle: Mabon/Autumnal Equinox, September 22, 2021. Part of the reflection invites you to listen to Jenna Greene singing The Harvest Song: