Peace be with you

John 20:21
John 20:19-31

Sermon Week/Year

Second Sunday of Easter, B

In the popular “Self-Help” books authors try to give us easy answers to finding peace of mind and heart and soul. But often their easy answers are over simplified and misleading.

The New Testament authors, on the other hand, tell us that genuine peace of mind and heart and soul — call it “happiness” — does not come easily. They tell us that it involves trust and risk and making hard choices, and sacrifice, and even persecution at times. They tell us that, ultimately, true peace comes as the result of a daredevil act of mind and heart and soul: a giant leap of faith.

Happy are we who have not seen and yet believed.

Happy are we who have experienced the peace of mind and heart and soul, born of a faith that can move mountains.

Happy are we who doubt no longer but believe.

Happy are we who are ready, willing and able to trust enough, risk enough, sacrifice enough, give enough,…

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