Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
Luke 24:35 – 48
Peace was so often a main idea in Jesus’ teachings during his ministry on earth. After his resurrection he is recorded as saying “Peace be with you” as he appeared to his disciples, time after time. It was this Peace of Christ – a peace that the world cannot give – that allowed Jesus to carry on his rigorous ministry throughout the countryside of Israel from the time of his Baptism. It was holy Peace that gave Him the courage and insight to confront the Evil One in the desert and in the mouths and eyes of the religious authorities who tried to shut him down. And it was the Peace and Love from his Father that allowed Jesus to go through the abandonment, the offences, and the pain, of his Passion and crucifixion. This was the Peace Jesus extended to his disciples when he showed up after his resurrection in his crucified body in their midst. And it is this profound Peace that Jesus holds out to us today, whenever we turn to him for help. Will I receive the Peace of Christ Jesus, the Peace of God the Father, to guide me through the hills and valleys, the swamps and the rough roads, of my life’s journey? Holy Spirit, help me receive the Peace of Christ Jesus.
This is the Lord’s doing; it is marvellous in our eyes. This is the day that the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it. (Psalm 118:23, 24)
Often remind yourself that you are in the presence of God.
St. Jean Baptiste de la Salle
Soli ad gloriam
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Beverly Illauq lives in Kemptville, Ontario, where she greets each morning by seeking the Gospel Mystery of the Day - the Word of the Lord for direct and practical application to the specific challenges & joys of the day.