Peace I leave with you. My peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. John 14:27 These words are echoed in a homily given by Pope Francis at a Reconciliation Service when he said, “God is not only the origin of love, but in Jesus Christ he calls us to imitate his own way of loving, ‘As I have loved you, that you also love one another.’ To the extent to which Christians live by this love, they become credible disciples of Christ to the world.”
As we pray on this beautiful day for all the needs of our world let us remember that peace is truly what God wants for us. Let us strive to live in peace and to remember to let go of outer appearances, what others think about us, and enter into our special life with God. Take time to surrender all your needs and fears in confidence to God who is always present to us. Live this day in peace and the knowledge that you are a beloved, loved child of God.
Pat Schifini, OSU