Tag: Peace

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...

Forgiveness: The Key to Freedom and Peace

One my favorite movies is The Green Mile, which stars Tom Hanks as a prison guard in Louisiana in 1935. He and the other guards assigned to death row were in charge of the prisoners there awaiting execution. One of these prisoners, a huge but gentle...

Peace Be With You

When it comes to delving into what the Scripture readings we just heard have to offer us I am going to do something different today. I am going employ a technique used by the Early Fathers of the Church, writers and thinkers such as St. Augustine...

In Search of True Peace

In Search of True Peace

The Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches that God has the freedom to grant private revelations to persons of His choosing (n. 67), and that while these messages or visions are never equal in authority to Scripture and Tradition, they can—if...

On Thanksgiving

On Thanksgiving

Jesus gave us the Beatitudes as guideposts for happiness, happiness being not something that we get but rather something that results from the way we live. We are not able to buy, earn, achieve or otherwise acquire happiness. It simply comes to us...