Friday, May 30, 2014

The Peace of Jesus

Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, do I give unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, nor let it be afraid.  ~John 14:27

"The peace of Jesus is a Person, the Holy Spirit! On the same day of the Resurrection, He comes to the Upper Room and His greeting is: 'Peace be with you. Receive the Holy Spirit.' This is the peace of Jesus: it is a Person, it is a great gift . And when the Holy Spirit is in our hearts, no one can remove His peace. No one! It is a definitive peace! So what is our task? To custody this peace. Safeguard it! It is a great peace, a peace that is not mine, is belongs to another Person who gives it to me, another Person who is in my heart and accompanies me all the days of my life. The Lord has given it to me...  If you have this peace of the Spirit, if you have the Holy Spirit within you, and you are aware of this, let not your heart be troubled. Be sure! Paul told us that we must first pass through many tribulations to enter the Kingdom of Heaven. But we all, all of us, we have so many, everyone! Some bigger, some smaller... 'But let not your heart be troubled,' and this is the peace of Jesus. The presence of the Spirit that makes our heart be at peace. Not anesthetized, no! At peace! Aware, but at peace with the peace that only God's presence gives."  ~Pope Francis, 5/20/14 Homily

For you shall go out with joy, and be led forth with peace. ~Isaiah 55:12

Dear Jesus, Prince of Peace, today I will rest in Your peace.

1 comment:

  1. On Oct 29, 2011 you posted a picture of a mother teaching her daughter to pray the rosary. Do you know the name of that picture? Thank you.