Dear Friends,

 We hope that you are safe and well.

 In the face of Biblical texts and Church documents that often were political (seemingly aimed at keeping the masses under control and codependent) rather than theological and spiritual, Bishop John Shelby Spong was a breath of fresh air, helping us pursue our true spiritual calling. Today's Meditation features a taste of his spirit that nourishes us on our quest.

Dear Friends,

 We hope that you are safe and well.

 Today's Meditation features a parable of the Professor and Coffee.

 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 a reflection by Dr. Cathy Collins from The Mercy by the Sea Retreat Center. She invites us to relate with mercy and grace and not with judgment and blame.

Dear Friends,

We hope that you are safe and well.

Today's Meditation features Henri Nouwen reflecting on how service is a way of encountering God. It comes to us from Dave Driscoll. It reminds me of the passage in the First Letter of John which says if you do what God would do, you will know who God is (from the inside out)--not rational knowledge, but knowledge by conaturality--being kindred spirits, having synchronicity of heart--a deep knowledge that is difficult to put into words.

Dear Friends,

 We hope that you are safe and well.

The Jewish Community is celebrating Rosh Hashanah--the New Year. We joint them with Today's Meditation featuring prayers by Alden Solovy, Jewish poet, teacher and liturgist.