Peace Be With You explores the use of mediation, pastoral counseling, and spiritual direction to create an army of peacemakers that overcome the division, hostility, and conflict that ruins man’s happiness. We explore theology as the foundation, the bedrock of all peacemaking. We seek a deep understanding of the comprehensive reality in which man loves and fights. The podcast will consider the theory and the practice of peacemaking. Hate, conflict, evil, and war have persisted for way too long — it is time we hasten the arrival of an era of world peace. This podcast is for all men and women who hunger for peace.
Episode 35: Social Injustice
Non-faith-based versions of Social Justice, versions that advocate identity politics and victimhood, tend to promote division and conflict. Instead of focusing on collaboration, consensus, and unity — they focus on differences.
Episode 34: Lies
Creative storytelling used to protect self-image differs from lies intended to take advantage of others. Lies that sweeten the conflict narrative and Save Face differ from intentionally destructive lies. Peacemakers must discern the difference.
Episode 33: Empathy Not Sympathy
In this episode, I want to point out a common trap that awaits peacemakers: Sympathy is often equated with empathy. When peacemakers fail to discern the difference between sympathy and empathy, they get into trouble.
Episode 32: Love & Wisdom Part II
When peacemakers reconcile relationships they deliver a bonus — people better understand Life. This is especially true when a person’s relationship with God is reconciled. When a loving relationship with God is restored, people gain an ability to see reality at the deepest level possible.
Episode 31: Love & Wisdom Part I
As a practical matter, love precedes knowledge. Love comes first. When love is absent, knowledge is absent. At first, this idea may seem strange. Ordinarily, we do not consider that we must first to love something in order to know it. Let’s reflect on how that might be.
Episode 30: Sin
We must seek a dynamic and operational definition of sin, a definition that integrates with peacemaking. What does that mean? As peacemakers, we seek a definition of sin that focuses on relationship. Sin ends when divine love is brought back into a relationship. People do not cease sinning because they know the rules better. They stop sinning because they want to love more.