Sunday, May 5, 2013

Sixth Sunday of Easter

"Not as the world gives do I give it to you." That should be obvious, given the Christmas and Easter stories. But just like the first disciples, we continue to try to get Jesus on our terms. Which inevitably leaves us disappointed, because grace does not look or feel the way we expect it to. In our minds, peace will only arrive once our siblings stop killing one another. Under that definition, we are going to be waiting for a very long time. But if we want peace now, rather than later, all we need to do is trust. "Do not let your hearts be troubled or afraid." Alleluia! Alleluia!