Jesus: Peace I leave with you

Today’s Gospel from John (14:27-31) opens with Jesus giving a greeting of peace to his disciples.

Fr Paul explains that the type of peace Jesus means is not just the absence of war.

Peace, here, means peace within ourselves: Do we have a clear conscience type of peace? Do we have a peace with others? Do we have peace within our hearts? Are our hearts untroubled? Unafraid?

Fr Paul says that’s the type of peace Jesus wants us to have in our lives.

He asks us to reflect on how we can have the kind of peace Jesus offers and to pray for the strength and courage to achieve it in our lives.