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By Fr. Jerry Pokorsky, Catholic Culture, Jan 30, 2023

Fr. Jerry Pokorsky is a priest of the Diocese of Arlington who has also served as a financial administrator in the Diocese of Lincoln. Trained in business and accounting, he also holds a Master of Divinity and a Master’s in moral theology. …

Among the Beatitudes is: “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.” (Mt. 5:9) God often reveals His peace through the mystery of human sleep.

We spend much of our lives in bed. A good night’s rest is a joy. We see countless commercials for new and improved beds, drugs that induce sleep, and pillows that swallow up drowsy heads.

We read of sleep throughout the Bible.

Sleep foreshadows our death. …