“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give it to you.” (J 14:27)
Our Lord’s peace is left for us and given to us. It is not just a gift for us to support us in difficult times.This is His peace. We participate in the same peace He had. We don’t experience it when we accept compromise and agree to do things we don’t really want for the sake of “peace and quiet.” Nor when we force our spouse into doing so. His peace comes when we choose greater, mutual good. With His peace we can stay calm (like water) even in hard times and react with gentleness and respect.
“Sing praise to our God, all you who fear God, both small and great, for now salvation and strength have come, and the power of his Christ, alleluia.” (Entrance Antiphon)
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