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Tag Archives: peace

Forgiveness: Weekly Summary

When all is said and done, the gospel comes down to forgiveness. Continue Reading Forgiveness: Weekly Summary

I Ask for Peace

Ubuntu peace is peace between us and peace within each of us. Ubuntu forgiveness is peace that heals. Continue Reading I Ask for Peace

God’s Shalom and Racial Justice

When love enters the equation, everything changes. We ask ourselves what we’re for instead of what we’re against. Continue Reading God’s Shalom and Racial Justice

Making Peace in a Time of War

As you announce peace with your mouth, make sure that greater peace is in your hearts. Continue Reading Making Peace in a Time of War

The Invincibility of God’s Love

God is transfiguring the world right this very moment through us because God believes in us and because God loves us. Continue Reading The Invincibility of God’s Love

Members of One Diverse Family

If you’re able to see other people as fully human you will never be able to treat them as disposable or without worth. Continue Reading Members of One Diverse Family

The Commandment for Peace

The Sermon on the Mount The Commandment for Peace Thursday, July 22, 2021 Feast Day of St. Mary Magdalene My good friend, the life-long peacemaker John Dear, has recently founded The Beatitudes Center for the Nonviolent Jesus. Today he expounds on Jesus’ surprising commandment to “love your enemies,” calling it “the climax of the Sermon… Continue Reading The Commandment for Peace

Coming to Terms with Life and Love

Choosing Love in a Time of Evil Coming to Terms with Life and Love Tuesday, May 18, 2021 I have been deeply moved by the wisdom of Etty Hillesum (1914–1943) for quite some time, and found myself returning to her journals many times over this past year. She died at Auschwitz at the age of 29, but her… Continue Reading Coming to Terms with Life and Love

Our All-Vulnerable God

Trauma and Healing Our All-Vulnerable God Tuesday, May 4, 2021 Very few of us can actually imagine God suffering. I bet almost half the prayers of the Catholic Church begin with “Almighty God” and when you’re “all mighty,” you don’t suffer! And yet if we believe that Jesus reveals the hidden heart of God, we… Continue Reading Our All-Vulnerable God

Contemplation and Action Summary: Weekly Summary

Contemplation and Action Summary Saturday, January 2, 2021 Summary: Sunday, December 27, 2020—Friday, January 1, 2021 When we experience the reality of our oneness with God, others, and creation, actions of justice and healing naturally follow. If we’re working to create a more whole world, contemplation will give our actions nonviolent, loving power for the… Continue Reading Contemplation and Action Summary: Weekly Summary

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