Before He ascended into Heaven, the resurrected Lord gives to His apostles the task of presenting to all men of all cultures the gift of His Reconciliation and Gospel: “Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you”.
The peace that Jesus gives is his own peace, that doesn’t avoid suffering like the world, but passes through the cross. The peace of Jesus, which we seek, is a resurrected peace, which is also a crucified peace that accepts the Cross.
This “new commandment” of the Lord is not something foreign to us, nor is it foreign to what every human being longs for: it responds to our deepest vocation: a vocation to love.
Let us all pray that more might respond to the call that the Lord has been making since their mother’s wombs to be shepherds who care for, guide, and feed their human flock until the Lord comes!
Our Lord says to us «Peace be with you!». He invites us to receive the gift of peace and reconciliation that He has obtained by His Passion, Death and Resurrection. Furthermore, He invites us to welcome Him in our lives and encourages us to become agents of reconciliation within our families, our friends and in the places where we work or study.