Link to today’s readings: http://usccb.org/bible/readings/050916.cfm
The disciples said to Jesus, “Now you are talking plainly, and not in any figure of speech. Now we realize that you know everything and that you do not need to have anyone question you. Because of this we believe that you came from God.” Jesus answered them, “Do you believe now? Behold, the hour is coming and has arrived when each of you will be scattered to his own home and you will leave me alone. But I am not alone, because the Father is with me. I have told you this so that you might have peace in me. In the world you will have trouble, but take courage, I have conquered the world.”
Jesus conquered the world, but today the world is working to try and destroy it. Whether we believe it or not, we DO belong to Christ and there is nothing the world can do to take that from us. We are the ones who let go. We are the ones who invite the world in and let it destroy our peace. We are the ones who have given up the courage we received from Christ. What have you given up?
Prayer: Heavenly Father, I claim the peace, joy and courage I received from Christ. Be with Lord when I falter and forget that my strength lies in you. In Jesus’ holy name, Amen.
Sing to God, O kingdoms of the earth, Alleluia!