Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Gift of Peace

Each day at Mass before exchanging the kiss of peace, we commemorate Christ's gift of peace to his apostles and to us, a peace which makes sense and which, above all, grows in the context of a loving, brotherly community. But it is also the peace that can calm our troubled and fearful hearts as we each struggle against our own negative tendencies and against all those circumstances of life that seem to work against our best efforts. It is the deep down peace that we can count on when, with Christ, we are able to say that we are trying to "do just as the Father has commanded me."

Reflection for today's Gospel by Father Gabriel.