Tag: Peace

“Make Me An Instrument of Your Peace”

The prayer that begins with this petition is my favorite and the favorite of millions of people of various religious denominations around the world. A musical version of the prayer, “Make me a channel of your peace,” is also popular with church...

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...

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...

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