Woman comforting other woman

Relational Power

It has been noted that there are two basic kinds of power—relational power and coercive power.

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mist in the mountains

Grace Is Always Here

Reflect As James Finley at the Center for Action of Contemplation sometimes says, “You are being loved into existence.” This is an ever-present reality. Wherever you are, whatever you’re doing—here, now—God is filling up your spirit, soul, and body with …

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woman smiling joyfully

Let Your Life Speak

Reflect One of the most well-known poems of Mary Oliver is “The Summer Day.” She ends it with some of her most famous words, “Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” …

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Christ at Emmaus

The Light of Your Face

Reflect During the Eucharistic prayer, we hear the words, “Remember all who have died in your mercy; welcome them into the light of your face.” Who comes to mind when you hear this? Can you feel the comfort in your …

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person walking a desert path

Your Unique Path

Reflect Sometimes on the path we’re walking it is easy to take out our frustration and confusion on God. This is human, normal, and OK. But what would it look like to consider resting in your inherent union with the …

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hands with yes and no signs

Polarization vs. Alienation

Reflect One of the saddest realizations of our current culture is how polarized we Americans have become—politics, faith, how we treat people different than us. While polarizations are living in camps or opposite spectrums, alienation completely isolates and ignores those …

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Person sitting quietly by water


Reflect Quietude is a beautiful yet underused word, defined as stillness or calmness in a person or place. Though perhaps we think it is especially hard to find in today’s world, it was a challenge for Jesus too. Scripture shows …

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