“PEACE I LEAVE WITH YOU; MY PEACE I GIVE TO YOU. NOT AS THE WORLD GIVES DO I GIVE IT TO YOU.” JN 14:27-31
Humbly submit your will to God (Thy Will be done) and consecrate yourself to the Sacred Heart of Jesus through Mary and Joseph.
Jesus said to his disciples:
“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you.
Not as the world gives do I give it to you.
Do not let your hearts be troubled or afraid.
You heard me tell you,
‘I am going away and I will come back to you.’
If you loved me,
you would rejoice that I am going to the Father;
for the Father is greater than I.
And now I have told you this before it happens,
so that when it happens you may believe.
I will no longer speak much with you,
for the ruler of the world is coming.
He has no power over me,
but the world must know that I love the Father
and that I do just as the Father has commanded me.” JN 14:27-31
The world’s false peace: fame, popularity, money, power, pleasure, entertainment, honor
The peace that God gives us through Jesus: reconciliation by a repentant sinner/mercy, holiness, joy, taking away our worry and anxiety, giving us a mission and purpose, a reason to get up and live, to help others by giving our love and joy away, a divine Person to be with us in our suffering who understands, a God/Father who keeps His covenant and loves us more than we love ourselves, He is always merciful and forgiving, He is always faithful, He is radically in love with us and desires intimate relationship with us.
St. Augustine, “My heart is restless until it rests in You.”
Today’s challenge: Receive the peace that Jesus wants to offer you, allow Him to transform you.
Be a servant, become a saint!
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