Easter Joy and Easter Peace

By Fr. Vincent Freeh If we merely read about what the disciples did when confronted with the suffering, death, and resurrection of Jesus, their experience of the meaning of Easter is likely to escape us. If we read with perspective and composure and try to share their disillusionment, their shattered hopes, their utter sense of…

It is not only individuals who are in need of renewal God promised to “turn the desert into a marshlands, and the dry ground into springs of water” (Is 41). It is not only individuals who are in need of renewal. The entire world moves from crisis to crisis, from one man-made disaster to another….

He takes us as we are When Jesus is near his presence is the outreach of his love for us. At such moments it is enough to receive his gift with gratitude. He comes to those who love him, who look for his coming. He comes in peace, making restless hearts peaceful. Human nature may…

To be a person of peace is a gift To be a person of peace is itself a gift to our neighbor. When we are at peace inside, others feel safe and see the possibility of peace for themselves. They feel safe because they know we will not use them and abuse them. They see…

Being persons of love and peace Perhaps it is enough on some days to merely “be” peaceful souls in a very unpeaceful world. “Shakers and movers” may seem to change the face of the world. Yet when they are done the world is pretty much the same. Jesus was remarkable in that all he shook…

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