Posts Tagged ‘peace’

The Tender Compassion of our God

Thursday, December 24th, 2015

Tweet Share145 Pin2 +13 Email Reddit Share Share Yum StumbleZechariah, father of John the Baptist, filled with the Holy Spirit, prophesied, saying: “Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel; for he has come to his people and set them free. He has raised up for us a mighty Savior, born of the house of […] [Read more]

Pray for Peace

Thursday, August 7th, 2014

Tweet Share316 Pin +1 Email Reddit Share Share Yum StumbleThis has been a difficult summer across the globe – in addition to ongoing unrest in Israel and Palestine, and the shooting down of a passenger airplane over Ukraine, a couple of weeks ago, we saw the expulsion of Christians from their homes in Mosul, Iraq.  […] [Read more]

The Scourge of War, the Blessing of Peace

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

Tweet Share57 Pin +1 Email Reddit Share Share Yum StumbleOne hundred years ago this week began what is perhaps the greatest calamity in mankind’s history.  They called it the “Great War” and later a “World War.”  Before it was over, more than 16 million people would be slain and another 20 million wounded.  Moreover, the […] [Read more]

Joined in a Prayer for Peace

Friday, September 6th, 2013

Tweet Share95 Pin +1 Email Reddit Share Share Yum Stumble As you may know, Pope Francis has proclaimed tomorrow, September 7, a day of fasting and prayer for peace in Syria, the Middle East, and throughout the world. He reminds us that peace is a precious gift that needs to be promoted and protected. As […] [Read more]

Turn to Jesus in Times of Chaos

Saturday, April 20th, 2013

Tweet Share95 Pin +1 Email Reddit Share Share Yum Stumble Sometimes the events of our lives and the world can make us feel as though we live in the midst of uncontrolled chaos and darkness, whether at the hands of others or as a result of accidents or acts of nature.  This week is certainly […] [Read more]

Clearing a Space for Christ during Advent

Sunday, December 2nd, 2012

Tweet Share61 Pin100 +1 Email Reddit Share Share Yum Stumble What is on your list?  It is a familiar question at this time of year.  Parents ask it of children, spouses ask it of one another, colleagues bring it up over coffee at the office.  Some of us make lists of gifts we need to […] [Read more]

Bringing the Light of Advent to “Black Friday”

Friday, November 23rd, 2012

Tweet Share108 Pin +1 Email Reddit Share Share Yum Stumble The use of the term, “Black Friday,” to identify the day after Thanksgiving has always struck me as appropriate given how swiftly our society turns its attention from thanking God for our many blessings to scrambling to the stores in the middle of the night […] [Read more]