April 26, 2016: Tuesday, Fifth Week of Easter

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. (John 14: 27)

            Today’s Scriptures tell us that Christ had to suffer and rise from the dead and so enter into his glory. We are aware that no follower of Christ will be spared trials and crosses in this earthly life either. Yet no matter what suffering may come our way, in John 14, Jesus assures us in these comforting words: “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. . . . Do not let your hearts be troubled or afraid. . . . ” With the firm promise of this priceless gift of peace and of his presence, may we bravely endure our sufferings in union with him on earth, and eagerly anticipate the delight of being in his loving presence forever!

Sr. M. John Therese Miller, SSMO



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