Those in dysfunctional relationships survive by silencing that small, still voice in their hearts that says love isn't earned. But as the emptiness grows and the illusion of control is no longer enough, that voice becomes louder.
In this reading from her forthcoming book written during a recent sabbatical in Ireland, Otterbein associate professor, faith journalist, and podcaster Jean P. Kelly reminds us that even when we silence that voice, it is praying within us. Kelly shares how she employed the ancient and ecumenical practice of lectio divina, reading texts of Irish authors with intention and contemplation, to enrich both her Irish and personal, spiritual sojourn.
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Jean P. Kelly believes in the power of stories, both hers and others, to give hope, build faith, and improve communities. She often explores in her work the intersections of faith, intellect, and writing and reading as forms of prayer. She writes for Columbus Monthly, is a regular columnist for U.S. Catholic Magazine, and has published essays, commentary and journalistic stories in Sick Pilgrim, Made for Ordinary Time, and Sojourners.
As a faculty member in Otterbein's Department of Communication, Jean teaches community leaders and students alike how advocacy journalism can change both an at-risk community's self-image and public perception by telling the stories of ordinary citizens and connectors. Learn more