Peace

comes from experiencing God’s mercy.

Once again, Pope Francis in St. Peter’s Square, on the Sunday after Easter, speaks of Divine mercy. It is the message the world is desperate to hear.

Which is why he keeps repeating himself.

More from the Vatican Radio translation:

Peace be with you. These words – he said – are not a simple greeting: they are a gift – the precious gift that Christ offered to his disciples after he rose from the dead.
“Peace I leave with you. My peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you…” And the Pope said “this peace is the fruit of the victory of God’s love over evil, it’s the fruit of forgiveness”. And he said this is the true peace that comes from having experienced God’s mercy.And speaking of the peace Jesus gave to the Apostles so that they could spread it in the world the Pope said we too must have the courage to be witnesses of the faith in the Risen Christ. We must not be afraid – he said – to be Christians and to live as Christians.

Encountering Christ. Confession. The Sacramental life. This is where renewal is. This is what the world needs. People who fearlessly believe it and live it, only done in trinitarian communion.


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