Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Not as the world gives

Today's Gospel is one of those Scriptures that is actually incorporated into the Order of the Mass: "Peace I leave you, my peace I give you, not as the world gives..."
As I reflected on these words, it came to me that peace isn't the only gift Jesus gives "not as the world gives." Just as Christ's peace surpasses the world's concept and experience of peace, so does his joy, his mercy, his justice, his wisdom, his power...
Do we receive it "not as the world"?

1 comment:

Margie said...

Yes, we receive peace "not as the world" but as the spirit! Let us treasure Christ's peace...