TRUE PEACE

HOMILY OF TUESDAY 4TH OF MAY, 2021
FIFTH WEEK OF EASTER YEAR B

R1:- Acts 14:19-28
PS:-145:10-11.12-13ab.21
Accl:- Luke 24:46,26
Gosp:- John 14:27-31

THEME: TRUE PEACE

True peace is not absence of trouble. It is calmness in the midst of turbulence. It is a capacity to be in control when things seem to be going wrong. A peaceful person is the one who has learnt the art of responding and not reacting. He knows that his sacrifices will surely pay off one day. She can easily let go for God’s sake.

The Lord Jesus said today in the gospel, “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.”

A peaceful man would conceive defeat at times in order to win. He endures oppression so as to conquer. His persecutors may think that he is powerful or that he is succeeding, but all things work for his good.

Moreover, the Lord said again, “I will no longer walk with you, because the ruler of this world is coming. He has no power over me, but I do as the Father has commanded me.” He allowed himself to be mesmerized by Satan so as to drag him to the cross where he will be defeated. While on the way to Calvary, he may think that he was conquering Jesus, not knowing that he was plotting his own defeat.

However, in the attainment of our life goals, it takes true peace to stay on in the face of trouble when we have cheap means of escape.

Let us pray for the peace to stay, that nothing may prevent us from attaining our eternal destiny.

May the peace of Christ always reign in our hearts. Amen.

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