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October 24, 2023

The unconscious drive to power can become an obstacle to our service and impact our relationships with distrust and suspicion.   This reality happens not only in the political realm since it is part of our human make-up.  Thus, it happens in all institutions, in our religious institutions and more specifically in our communities.  We can […]

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Our Deepest Longing

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