Peace be with you

April 9, 2015 7:00 am

“The disciples of Jesus recounted what had taken place along the way, and how they had come to recognize him in the breaking of bread. While they were still speaking about this, he stood in their midst and said to them,‘Peace be with you.’” (LK 24: 35-36)

The very first message to the disciples from Jesus is: “Peace be with you.” Peace should be at the beginning of everything in our lives—when we have peace, we can react properly. “They were startled and terrified”; “they were still incredulous for joy and were amazed,” and the thing they most needed was peace. So Our Lord came to them with the gift of peace. And He is always coming “in our midst” with the same message and gift: Peace be with you. We need peace in our families, our relationships, our duties and in our jobs; we need peace especially when we are under the pressure from so many different emotions. Peace keeps our dignity in the proper place.

“This is the day the LORD has made; let us be glad and rejoice in it.” (Gospel Acclamation)

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