Reflection: True Peace
"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.'"
Today's reflection is by Alex Hale as found on the Jesuit Prayer site (jesuitprayer.org)
"The peace that Jesus gives us is not the peace that the world gives us. The world makes false promises of peace. That we will finally be happy if we just buy the right house. That we will be at peace when we meet the love of our life. That if we just get that promotion, we will be at peace. While these things can bring great things into the world, they cannot on their own give us happiness or peace. By following Jesus we do not sign up for an easy life. Rather, we gain something more valuable. We know that when things do inevitably go wrong, Jesus is always there loving us and bearing our burdens with us. The peace that he gives is that regardless of what we’ve done or will do, he will love us and be with us always."
on Tuesday, May 4 at 12:00AM