The true peace of Jesus casts out fear

May 12, 2020

How many cease-fires and peace treaties are made throughout the world and how long do they last? Even during these last months while the whole world was struggling to contain the coronavirus  some countries were still continuing to bomb their enemies.  Pope Francis in his Easter message had made a passionate plea for a universal cease-fire in all war zones.  That was the topic given to the matrics  for their on-line discussion.  Paul took it seriously and as a family they helped him prepare.  Peace is not merely an absence of conflict but a state of right living and freedom to be oneself. Consider the beatitude, “ Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called children of God.”

Peace I leave with you, my peace I give to you, not as the world gives do I give it to you. John 14:27-31  

Pope Francis:  When we love someone, or we feel loved by them, we can better understand what they are trying to communicate.  Fearing the other person as a kind rival is a sign of weakness and needs to be overcome. AL140.   Offer a prayer to Our Lady for true peace in the world today .

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