Sunday Inspiration: Did I offer peace today?

“Did I offer peace today?

Did I bring a smile to someone’s face?

Did I say words of healing?

Did I let go of my anger and resentment?

Did I forgive?

Did I love?

These are the real questions.

-Henri Nouwen


  1. DELORES on September 18, 2022 at 10:25 am

    Good questions to live one’s life by!

  2. Linda P on September 18, 2022 at 11:44 am

    Thank you for the reminder.

  3. Nancy C Lepri on September 18, 2022 at 1:18 pm

    This is awesome, and I think I will use this in my church bulletin! Thanks, Emily!

  4. Rita Tea on September 18, 2022 at 7:03 pm

    Talking about offering each other a sign of peace. I haven’t been able to go to church in quite a while. I was able to return last week. Offering each other a sign of peace? Everyone came to me and offered me peace and healing. What really moved me was a young teen girl came and wrapped her arms around me and said “I missed you”. Three little words that I thought of all week. At the sign of peace everyone shouted out WELCOME BACK RITA. That 45 minutes made my day. Actually made my week. It doesn’t take a whole lot to make someone’s day.

  5. Emilie Richards on September 19, 2022 at 7:37 am

    Rita, what a lovely story. There is no greater tribute than being missed.

  6. Terry Guerra on September 20, 2022 at 6:09 am

    One of my favorite things I get to do is bring a smile to children who visit the library. I want their visit to be as memorable as my visits were at their age. And it brings a smile to my face.

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