Peace I Leave With You; My Peace I Give To You

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Awhile back, the angels asked me to dedicate Sundays to the Gospels. Here is a loving message from the Gospel of John 14:23-29 with a loving Angel guided message behind it. 

Jesus said to his disciples:
“Whoever loves me will keep my word,
and my Father will love him,
and we will come to him and make our dwelling with him.
Whoever does not love me does not keep my words;
yet the word you hear is not mine
but that of the Father who sent me.

“I have told you this while I am with you.
The Advocate, the Holy Spirit,
whom the Father will send in my name,
will teach you everything
and remind you of all that I told you.
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you.
Not as the world gives do I give it to you.
Do not let your hearts be troubled or afraid.
You heard me tell you,
‘I am going away and I will come back to you.’
If you loved me,
you would rejoice that I am going to the Father;
for the Father is greater than I.
And now I have told you this before it happens,
so that when it happens you may believe.”

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Jesus’ words are eternal.The angels say this about Jesus’ Words: “They are not just “good guidance”, they are the words of Everlasting Life” – and will stand throughout time. 

Jesus here, is the first advocate of the disciples, teaching and mentoring them, freeing them of falsehoods, fears and biases. Now Jesus is about to surrender his life as this is his last meal with them. He is again, announcing that He is going to be with The Father. Jesus assures them they will lose nothing because another advocate, “The Holy Spirit”, will help them remember and understand all that Jesus taught them. Jesus equates love with keeping His Word . Anyone who keeps His Word receives the Father’s Love and becomes a living Tabernacle, a place where God can dwell. Those who do not keep His Word, do not love Him , because by rejecting the Word they reject the Father, who is the source of all that Jesus says. [see reference] 

Jesus affirms that The Father is Greater than he, and affirms that The Peace that flows from the Heavenly Father and from Christ Jesus flows without measure and dwells within us. Jesus gives us His Divine Peace. This can never be taken away as He gives ” not as the world gives” but as the Father gives. The Peace of Christ is eternal and overflowing;  and the Word and the Peace His gives- are all from God the Father in Heaven.  

Reference: Workbook for Lectors, Gospel Readers, and Proclaimers of the Word 2016

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