Inner peace through accepting the Cross
  • Nahum 2:1,3; 3:1-3,6-7
  • Deuteronomy 32:35-36,39,41
  • Matthew 16:24-28

The first reading started with a beautiful promise. Someone has taken the trouble to bring good news to those who were oppressed and did not have a way out of their misery. The good news is; Peace. How could peace be good news? In the middle of trouble firstly we lose peace and everything else follows. If we have inner peace we could face any trouble with courage. The Gospel proclamation explains how to gain inner peace. The Lord Jesus invited us to accept our troubles willingly. There is no freedom, no comfort nor love on a cross. There could be only discomfort, death and curses on a cross. This is the general understanding, but when we receive the cross from the hands of the Heavenly Father the story has a different understanding and meaning. There we will find inner peace. We are invited to be generous, self-giving and compassionate. We are invited to share our resources, love and life. That is the good news of Peace that the Lord Jesus announced to us.

Prayer: Abba Father, may I make you the centre of my life and become a peace bearer. Amen.

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