April 30, Tuesday Easter Weekday

Your friends make known, O Lord, the glorious splendor of your kingdom. — Psalm 145 (see 12)

Mass Readings: Acts 14:19-28/John 14:27-31a

A Deeper Peace

I admire liturgists. Because liturgy, what we do when we worship and what it means, is at the heart of our relationship with Jesus. To me, one of the most moving parts of the Mass is when we exchange the Sign of Peace. At its best, it’s a moment when we can look into the eyes of our brothers and sisters and not simply greet them, but remember Jesus’ words in today’s Gospel: “Not as the world gives [peace] do I give it to you.”

What is that peace we offer one another, even if we don’t entirely understand it? Something better, something deeper, the peace that comes sometimes in prayer, or in moments of gratitude, or even in suffering: the unwavering sense that we are loved by the One who created and saved us.

Prayer: When we offer peace to one another, Lord, we remember Your promise.

Courtesy of Our Sunday Visitor: http://www.osv.com/MyDailyVisitor/tabid/7626/Default.aspx

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