“Peace be with you,” the smiling stranger in blue said.
Peace Be With You
A weekly column offering a Christian and Catholic perspective by native Maderan John Rieping, a graduate of Mt. Angel Seminary who spent 4 1/2 years in formation at Mount Angel Abbey. His website is http://wambly.weebly.com
When a catechism teacher supposedly asked her class why they should be quiet in church, a child replied, “Because people are sleeping.”
I went to a woman’s funeral in Fresno less than two weeks ago. I did not know her well, but some of those dear to me loved her much.
On several mornings of this ongoing Easter season I’ve had the joy of watching 16 little lambs, all born on various days since Good Friday.
After visiting the empty tomb, Simon “Kepha” (Aramaic for “rock” or Peter) Bar-Jonah and fellow disciple Johanan (John) returned to the upper room.