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Risk-taking is the Path to Peace

Risk-taking is the Path to Peace

March 8, 2022

It isn't enough just to talk about peace. True peace takes a risk, dying to self, and following God's will. Listen to Friar Jude Winkler as he talks about how peace sometimes requires confronting others with truth.

Fill Your Tank

Fill Your Tank

January 20, 2022

We fill our tanks with lots of things that aren't so good for us - and we aren't talking about junk food! Friar Jude Winkler reflects on Paul's Letter to the Philippians and gives us some ideas on how we can fill our tanks with good things and ultimately with Christ's Peace.

Redemption, Justification, Salvation

Redemption, Justification, Salvation

January 10, 2022

Have you ever met someone who is really 'at Peace?' What is their secret? Friar Jude Winkler suggests that surrendering to God's love might be a key. God always loves us and wants to heal us, and for us to live in His Peace.

Snow on the Mountain

Snow on the Mountain

January 3, 2022

Psalm 133 reminds us that community can be soothing and awesome. Friar Jude Winkler talks about 'How good and pleasant it is, when brothers dwell together as one!' (Note: Hermon is the majestic snow-capped mountain visible in the north of Palestine.)

Isaiah

Isaiah

December 2, 2021

Isaiah prophesied a perfect King in the day of the Lord - the Messiah, the Prince of Peace. Friar Jude Winkler reflects on Isaiah's prophecy, and the Peace so profound that 'the lion will lie down with the lamb.'

Respect

Respect

November 19, 2021

R-E-S-P-E-C-T Find out what it means to me - Join Friar Jude Winkler for this Brief Break for Peace and find out how a little respect can lead to peace. (The song Respect was written and released by Otis Redding in 1965; recorded by Aretha Franklin in 1967) I got to have (just a little bit) a little respect (just a little bit)...

Finding Integrity

Finding Integrity

October 28, 2021

Jacob's name means either 'the cheater' or 'the grasper.' Friar Jude Winkler tells that after struggling with the holy, either God or an angel, Jacob's encounter brings him to integrity, a new name, and peace.

Share and Listen

Share and Listen

October 21, 2021

Working for peace means being able to listen. Friar Jude Winkler recounts the visit of St. Francis of Assisi to the Sultan in the midst of the Crusades. Even though they did not agree, both men listened to one another, providing a lesson for today.

Love and Truth Will Meet

Love and Truth Will Meet

October 11, 2021

Love and truth will meet; justice and peace will kiss. Truth will spring from the earth; justice will look down from heaven. Friar Jude Winkler talks about the penitential Psalm 85.

With Justice

With Justice

September 27, 2021

We need to treat people with the dignity that they deserve. And, we need to give them what they need - respect and love. Friar Jude Winkler talks about justice and peace.

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