Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. (John 14:27)
Today’s Scriptures tell us that Christ had to suffer and rise from the dead, and so enter into His glory. We are aware that no follower of Christ will be spared trials and crosses in this earthly life either. Yet no matter what suffering may come our way, in John 14 Jesus assures us in these comforting words: “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you…. Do not let your hearts be troubled or afraid….” With the firm promise of this priceless gift of peace and of His presence, may we bravely endure our sufferings in union with Him on earth, and eagerly anticipate the delight of being in His loving Presence forever!
-Sr. M. John Therese Miller, SSMO
This reflection comes from the Easter Reflections, prepared by the Precious Blood Family of communities:
Adorers of the Blood of Christ (US Region)
Missionaries of the Precious Blood (Atlantic, Cincinnati & Kansas City Provinces)
Sisters of the Most Precious Blood (O’Fallon, MO)
Sisters of the Precious Blood (Dayton, OH)
Sisters of Saint Mary of Oregon
Easter Reflections is available for printing here.