A Gang of Seven

 Pointing the Way

 Premises

 Two Movements

 Three Sacraments

 Facets of Vital Engagement

 Vital Engagement:
            Life Blood of Trust

 Steps Towards Trust

 Missed Steps

 Unseen Options  

 Justice in Relationships

 

A genuine relationship is two-sided and beyond
the control of either person’s will

Words spoken with meaning heal

Speech with meaning depends on each of us finding
the courage to make our word count

It requires the courage to imagine what is real for another



Engagement is made real and vital when people face each other, hold
onto their own ground, and try to hear what another really intends

Acknowledging another person eases tensions between you
and offers a chance to re-engage

Willingness to risk initiative provides a reparative way