If You See Something Good, Say Something Good!

If You See Something Good, Say Something Good!

It is all too easy to fall into the trap of sharing bad news. Rather... let's SHARE GOOD NEWS! Affirm it, publicize it when we see it! read more

I Can’t Help Every Homeless Person!

I Can’t Help Every Homeless Person!

Have you ever walked past a homeless person lying on his back on the sidewalk? Did it stir up any mixed feelings? Maria Shriver shares an incident in her life. read more

Quiet Change Agents Giants

Quiet Change Agents Giants

Jean Vanier changed the attitude of the world to people we might arrogantly label as handicapped. St. Vincent changed the attitude of so many in France towards the poor. read more

A Mother Knows So  Much About Systemic Change

A Mother Knows So Much About Systemic Change

Think of it. Mothers everywhere are key agents of the transformation of helpless newborns into independent adults.  read more

Reacting to New Ways of Thinking

Reacting to New Ways of Thinking

I don't think I ever really appreciated how much of a radical change in thinking observant Jews were asked to make regarding their deeply held identity and beliefs. The Acts of the Apostles reveal the struggles to understand and accept a new way of thinking and living. It did not happen all at once. read more

Holy Week – Jesus Asks “Do you understand?”

Holy Week – Jesus Asks “Do you understand?”

Holy Week - Jesus washes feet and asks "Do you understand?" God is present in loving service more than power and might. read more

More Than the Appendix in Bed 404B

More Than the Appendix in Bed 404B

Doctors need to treat that appendix. But that appendix is not something in a laboratory dish. It is part of the many systems we call a person. And that person is part of many other systems. read more

An Opportunity For The Vincentian Family To Halt Hate

An Opportunity For The Vincentian Family To Halt Hate

What could be simpler than to collaborate in committing oneself to respond compassionately to situations for a 24 hour period? read more

Are You Used to Thinking Systemically?

Would any of these skills help you serve people in need more effectively? read more

Does This Project Look Familiar?

Does This Project Look Familiar?

Try your hand at expressing how some projects work... or don't work. read more

Questions Leading to “Metanoia” or Changing our Way of Thinking

Questions Leading to “Metanoia” or Changing our Way of Thinking

One of the big challenges many of us face is not only to think beyond ourselves. We also need to change the way we think about how we serve the needs of our sisters and brothers. read more

Courage, An Overlooked Virtue?

Courage, An Overlooked Virtue?

Bold advocacy calls for courage.  We might lose friends, not everyone will agree with us.  And for an organization it can be very challenging to take a public stance on a controversial issue. read more

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