Father Stefan reflects on Reading of the day May 20 God’s Peace

We read in the Gospel today, “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.” (John 14: 27)

Father Jacques Philippe book, ‘Searching for and Maintaining Peace’ is a treasure. Any page you turn to will be a gem helping you obtain the peace of Christ. With that in mind. I will open up the book right now to a random page and quote what I see. 

Come Holy Spirit

Father Jacques Philippe writes,” If we seek peace as the world gives it, if we expect peace in accordance with the reasoning of the world, or with the motivation that accord with the current mentality that surrounds us (because everything is going well, because we aren’t experiencing any annoyances and our desires are completely satisfied. etc.) then it is certain that we will never know peace or that our peace will be extremely fragile and of short duration. For us believers, the essential reason of which we can always be a peace does not come from the world. (John 18:36) It comes from trust in the Word of Jesus.” 

The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of peace

The Holy Spirit is an ocean of peace

May the dove of peace settle upon you today

 

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