July 19, 2019

Tag - Peace

Called to Be Peacemakers

War and societal strife have plagued humanity for centuries. During our Lord’s public ministry, He specifically addressed the need for peace in matters of one or more parties feeling wronged by another. The virtue is called for in one of the...

May Peace Be Yours

Once there were two monks, one old and one young, who were traveling on a pilgrimage. While on their journey, they came to a river. There they saw a beautiful woman who was just standing by the side of the river. She was dressed in a beautiful gown...

Peace Be With You

On the evening of that first day of the week, when the doors were locked, where the disciples were, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in their midst and said to them, “Peace be with you.” (John 20:19) The first thing that might...

Pray for Peace

The United States Navy has sent a task force to the seas surrounding North Korea. Apparently, this was done as a show of force to let the North Koreans know we mean business. Vice President Mike Pence just visited the demilitarized zone dividing the...

Misery Loves Company?

Sensational and/or bad news seems to sell better and get better coverage and, thus, higher ratings than good news. Could it be because misery loves company? Could it be because, whatever sources of fear and apprehension we are exposed to, are more...

Jesus Offers Us a Free Gift

Many years ago, while on vacation, my family and I traveled northwest to see the Canadian Rocky Mountains.  We drove to Banff and Jasper National Parks in Canada. We traveled along Canadian highway 1A till we reached the eastern shore of Lake Louise...

Our Search for Peace

Years ago, I met a friend who was born and raised in Shreveport, Louisiana. At the time, he and his family had just moved to Michigan. As a born and bred Midwesterner (if you consider Michigan to be part of the midwest), I remember how difficult it...

Counting our Blessings

Weeping is a most human response and is found at the most tragic moments of our lives. Within salvation history, who among us cannot hear the weeping of mothers mourning the loss of their sons (the Holy Innocents) after they were slaughtered by...