"I have told you all this so that you may find peace in me"
John 16 : 29 - 33
The presence of God’s reign through Jesus brings peace to the world. It is a gift that Jesus bestows in His absence. He says, “peace I leave with you”. Only Jesus can give this peace. In the world there is hatred, selfishness, bitterness, malice and fear, which prevent any attempt at letting peace reign. Jesus displays His own peace throughout His suffering and death. He fulfills God”s promise of peace through the Cross. Peace between God and humanity comes at the price of His violent death. The Disciples face persecution because of unbelief, but Jesus tells them not to be afraid, but to take courage. By His death Jesus obtained for sinners – “the peace of God that surpasses all understanding”
Prayer : Lord, let peace fill our hearts, our world and our universe. Amen.