3 Minute Retreat: On a Peace Mission

Today the first of my Lenten reflections based on Loyola Press’s 3 Minute Retreat series goes live! You can view the retreat on the 3-Minute Retreat web site or Facebook page. (It really does only take three minutes!)

Reflection

Children are natural peacemakers “ probably because they are also natural peace breakers! Not a day goes by that two of my children don’t get into some sort of argument over a toy or game or who touched who. There is yelling, some recriminations, and maybe a few tears. Yet as soon as the problem arises it seems to right itself and they are off on another adventure without a grudge between them. My children are the clearest signs in my life of God’s wonderful gift of peace and the possibility for real reconciliation. They give me hope that maybe one day I’ll be able to practice that same kind of peace with those around me!