Link to today’ readings: http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/042616.cfm
Jesus said to his disciples: “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give it to you. Do not let your hearts be troubled or afraid.You heard me tell you, ‘I am going away and I will come back to you.’ If you loved me, you would rejoice that I am going to the Father; for the Father is greater than I. And now I have told you this before it happens, so that when it happens you may believe. I will no longer speak much with you, for the ruler of the world is coming. He has no power over me, but the world must know that I love the Father and that I do just as the Father has commanded me.”
When Christ left this earth, He left us His peace. The ruler of the world came and has been working to destroy that peace. If you place your trust in Christ and not the world, you will have the peace that He left us. If you trust the world, you will have no peace. What do you choose?
Prayer: Heavenly Father, I choose to place my trust in you and retain the peace that Christ gives me. In Jesus’ holy name, Amen.
Your friends make known, O Lord, the glorious splendor of your kingdom, Alleluia!