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Third Sunday of Easter

April 15, 2015

PEACE & MINDFULNESS

Today’s Gospel is much like last weeks. Once again the Apostles are troubled and fearful. Once again, Jesus offers them peace. And once again, he shows them his wounds.

I read this past week that Jesus show us his wounds, so that we can show him ours. Because until we do, we will not know peace. . . .and I am not talking about the kind of peace where everything feels great. I am talking about sacred peace – the kind that reminds us that our troubles are not going get the best of us. Because, if you think about peace usually comes about from some sort of compromise.

The peace that Christ offers does not mean we get all that we want; rather, it requires that we give up our expectations and learn to accept what is.

CLICK HERE for the readings for Third Sunday of Easter (Acts 3:13-15,17-19; Psalm 4; 1 John 2:1-5; Luke 24:35-48)

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