Journey with The Pope – 24/4/2020

FRIDAY, APRIL 24, 2020 

“Christ’s peace is the fruit of His death and resurrection…We have to explain the meaning of the word “peace” which can be misinterpreted, or at times trivialized…There is also another more widespread meaning in which the word “peace” is understood as a sort of interior serenity; I am calm, I am at peace. This is a modern, psychological and more subjective idea. We generally think that peace is stillness, harmony, inner balance. This accepted meaning of the word “peace” is incomplete and cannot be made absolute because anxiety can be an important time of growth. The Lord Himself often sows anxiety in us so that we may go towards him, to find Him. In this sense, it is an important moment of growth. Meanwhile, it can happen that inner tranquility corresponds to a trained conscience and not to true spiritual redemption. The Lord often has to be “a sign of contradiction (cf. Lk 2:34-35), shaking our false securities in order to bring us to salvation. And in that moment, it seems we have no peace but it is the Lord who puts us on this path so that we may attain the peace that He Himself will give to us.”

Pope Francis 

Photograph from Mongolia

Friday of the Second Week of Easter

Psalm 27

One thing I seek: to dwell in the house of the Lord.

The LORD is my light and my salvation;
whom should I fear?
The LORD is my life’s refuge;
of whom should I be afraid?

One thing I seek: to dwell in the house of the Lord.

One thing I ask of the LORD
this I seek:
To dwell in the house of the LORD
all the days of my life,
That I may gaze on the loveliness of the LORD
and contemplate his temple.

One thing I seek: to dwell in the house of the Lord.

I believe that I shall see the bounty of the LORD
in the land of the living.
Wait for the LORD with courage;
be stouthearted, and wait for the LORD.

One thing I seek: to dwell in the house of the Lord.

 

Blessings from Team MISSIO!

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