A Peace that the World Cannot Give

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give it to you. [So] do not let your heart be troubled or afraid.” – John 14:27

Pat Dual
Blog by Sr. Pat Dual, OP

Recently, my reflections have centered on the concept of “peace” and the lack of peace in our world. As an African-American, I have a personal interest in the events headlining the news dealing with racial injustice and violence in the past several months. As a religious Sister, I am drawn to the necessity of promoting equality and justice in all areas of life as an essential part of proclaiming the gospel. And as a member of a religious congregation bearing the name of Dominican Sisters of Peace, I am conscious of the need to discern how I am being called to embody our commitment to “Be Peace, Build Peace and Preach Peace” in responding with gospel values to these particular “signs of the times.” Continue reading →

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