Dear Friends,

 We hope that you are safe and well.

 Today's Meditation comes to us from Joyce Rupp who celebrates that "Love is all that counts" and composes a Lenten Prayer that "our love may deepen and expand."

 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.

 Our hearts are with the people of Ukraine. We also remember the people of Russia, some of whom are in tears at the behavior of their own government.

Today's Meditation presents a song for peace: "This is My Song" music by Jan Sibelius and words by Lloyd Stone sung by The Choir of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. The inspiration for this comes from Sharon Dickinson.

Dear Friends,

 We hope that you are safe and well.

 Today's Meditation recounts an encounter between Carrie Newcomer and Starbucks Barista Owen in spontaneous concert at O'Hare Airport. "There is a goodness down deep and it just keeps on singing" if our eyes and hearts are wide-open to the miracles right around us.

Dear Friends,

 We hope that you are safe and well.

 Today's Meditation is "You're Braver that You Believe" by Maren Tirabassi. She incorporates the theme "no enemies" and the philosophy of Winnie the Pooh. Don't miss the short YouTube video on the philosophy of Winnie the Pooh; the link is at the end of the written meditation.

Dear Friends,

We hope that you are safe and well.

 Carrie Newcomer offers her poem "Blessing" for today's Meditation.

 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.