Peace be with you!

Friday of the First Week of Lent

Ez 18:21-28

Ps 130:1-2, 3-4, 5-7a, 7bc-8

Mt 5:20-26

“Peace” was Jesus’ greeting to the Apostles huddled in the Upper Room.  They were afraid, confused, and guilty of abandoning and denying Jesus.  Jesus gives them his peace.

At Mass we exchange peace with one another.  Do we truly mean it, or do we harbor anger, hurt or resentment against one another?  We are called “to do what is right and just” and to remain in “virtuous ways” by the prophet Ezekiel.  We are to act each day to reconcile ourselves and one another.  What is one way I can be a peacemaker in our world torn by disaster, wars and violence?

Jesus says to us, “Peace.”  May we make this peace our own and share it with others today!

About kstander

I am the University Chaplain for University Ministry at St. Mary's University, San Antonio, Texas.

Posted on March 18, 2011, in Lenten Reflections. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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