Acts 15:1-2,22-29; Psalms 67:2-3,5-6,8; Revelations 21:10-14,22-23; John 14:23-29
Today’s Gospel Lesson is an excerpt from what has been called Jesus’ “Farewell Discourse.” Jesus is preparing His disciples for His Passion and Death which lies just ahead. “Peace I bequeath to you, My own peace I give to you, a peace which the world cannot give, this is My gift to you. Do not let your hearts be troubled or afraid” (Jn. 14:27).
“A peace the world cannot give.” According to a least one estimate, there has not been a single day of world peace since the end of World War II. Not a single day in which there was not an armed conflict of some sort, going on somewhere in the world. -1
Indeed, ours is a world of great conflict and strife. And as troubling proof of this fact, there is an annual report called The Global Peace Index that might as well be called the global war index. Formulated to measure the relative state of nations’ and regions’ peacefulness, it was…
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