Quotations:

I am with you always until the end of this world - Jesus (Matthew 28:20).

Preach the Word in season and out of season reproving, rebuking or advising always with patience and providing instructions (2 Timothy 4:2).

Do not fear, Mary, for God has looked kindly on you (Luke 1:30).

Anything worth doing is worth doing poorly. - G. K. Chesterton

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Reflection for May 5, Tuesday of the Fifth Week of Easter; John 14:27-31a

Gospel: John 14:27-31A
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. You heard me tell you,‘I am going away and I will come back to you.’ If you loved me, you would rejoice that I am going to the Father; for the Father is greater than I. And now I have told you this before it happens, so that when it happens you may believe. I will no longer speak much with you, for the ruler of the world is coming. He has no power over me, but the world must know that I love the Father and that I do just as the Father has commanded me.”
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Reflection:
Can we be vehicles of peace in this world? Yes we can certainly be! This could happen if we are not quick to pass judgement. If we are forgiving, if we are ready to reach out and let bygones be bygones.  We are free when we are always peaceful. We are free from the devil’s control who is the primary sower of hatred in our lives. And we are free from anything that is not good.  

The beauty of being vehicles of peace is we allow Jesus to become an active part of our lives. This is for the reason that Jesus Himself lived a life of peace. Jesus choose peace instead of hatred and Jesus choose peace instead of revenge.

In the gospel for this Tuesday, Jesus said to His disciples; peace I leave with you, my peace I give to you (John 14:27). Let us own and accept this peace being offered by Jesus because this peace is also for us.

Prayer:
Thank you O Lord for the gift of peace: Heal my family, deliver me from hatred and fear. Let your peace take root and grow in my heart. So that through you I could also become a vehicle of peace. Amen. – Marino J. Dasmarinas

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