(I’ll bet that title caught your eye, I apologize if if concerned you. Relax, there’s no need to be.)
I was listening to a radio interview with two Catholic seminary students the other day about the Pope’s impending visit to the United States.
It was your basic NPR type (read drab) interview but I still found it interesting how two different people felt their calling.
What really caught my attention was the closing. The interviewer said, “Peace be with you” and the others said something along the lines of, “And also with you”. (feel free to correct me if I’m wrong)
My thought was, what a great way to end an interview. You can say peace be with you in just about any language. It’s gentle, conveys a great message and doesn’t seem to me to be very religion specific.
I’m not going to overwhelm myself by doing a search on the phrase and religion because I’m guessing about a zillion hits will come up. I’m also guessing (and this really is a guess) that more than one disciple has uttered that very phrase.
But that isn’t what I’m getting at. I believe it’s a great phrase and even better philosophy.
Peace be with you.
Jacque – Out