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March 2021

Balancing Chaos with Life-Giving Blessings

by Jayne Helmlinger, CSJ -- LCWR Past President

The coronavirus continues to wreak havoc on our lives – in body, mind, and soul. New strains continue to pop up around the world and new vaccines or boosters are being created to counter them.

Most of us can name the tremendous impact this virus has had on us – loss, grief, sorrow, pain, separation, limited mobility beyond our homes and offices, zooming, emailing, texting, etc. We have found ways to stay in relationship with one another, albeit not the same as being together in the same place and space.

May I suggest that during this season of Lent, we focus on balancing the chaos of leading during COVID with the life-giving blessings that have also been a part of this experience. I will share just three blessings that continue to impact my own leadership and remind me of the good that can come from what is difficult. (To continue reading, please download PDF document below.)

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