Friday, August 28, 2009

Elusive Peace

Why does peace elude us? Maybe our own feeble efforts are not enough. There is a time, as in past times, that we have to invoke help from above, and in all humility admit to God that without His grace and intervention we can do nothing to solve the impasse of unpeace. What, therefore, does God want us to do?

If Jesus, God's Almighty Son had said "set your hearts on his Kingdom first, and on his righteousness, and all these other things will be given you as well. So do not worry about tomorrow: tomorrow will take care of itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own" (Mt. 6:33-34). Yes, here and now (no worrying of future minutes, hours or tomorrows), call upon the Lord of history and His saints to intercede for us, as we interiorly decide to do His will everyday, every time. As Jesus used to answer people seeking for the solution in a dead end of human problems-- "For man this is impossible; for God everything is possible" (Mt. 19:26; Lk. 1:37). If peace is that elusive to us, let's call upon the almighty hand of God, through His Son Jesus Christ who for us is "the Way, the Truth and the Life" (Jn. 14:6). Jesus is the Way: in him we have our access to the Father; he makes the Father known to the world, he is the Truth: he is the teacher and the personification of worship "in spirit and truth" which alone pleases the Father (cf. Jn. 4:23-24); he is the Life: to know the Father, present in the Son, in eternal life (cf. Jn. 17:3).

Both in word and deed let us follow the Savior of the world, Jesus the Messiah. His way of universal love (cf. Mt. 5:38-48) is the only road map to peace.

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