6th Sunday of Easter

Published on May 26th, 2019 by Parish Office | 0

My Dear St. Bernadette Family,

Not as the world gives do I give peace to you.

Can we see clearly the difference between the world’s version of peace and Christ’s?  The world looks upon peace either as a warm feeling that we are safe or an enforced truce in which there is little violence even though the both sides might be harboring hatred within.  Both are short lived and not true peace.

Christ’s peace begins with the decision to follow (even imitate) his way of love.  Self-sacrificing love empowered by the Holy Spirit.  Christ’s peace come as a by-product of how we choose to live and love.  Christ’s peace comes when we let go of all selfishness and seek instead justice for our brothers and sisters.

Pope Paul VI reminded the world that if we seek peace we must live justice, work for justice, and teach justice for all.  This peace is not just a feeling but a lot of work.  This justice will only be achieved when we offer an earnest plea for the Holy Spirit to help us.  We cannot do it alone.

With Love,

Fr. Tom.

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