“Peace Be With You…”

 

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Awhile back, the angels asked me to dedicate Sundays to the Gospel readings. With love and gratitude, here is the Gospel of John 20:1-23 on this special Pentecost Sunday .   JN 20:19-23

On the evening of that first day of the week,
when the doors were locked, where the disciples were,
for fear of the Jews,
Jesus came and stood in their midst
and said to them, “Peace be with you.”
When he had said this, he showed them his hands and his side.
The disciples rejoiced when they saw the Lord.
Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you.
As the Father has sent me, so I send you.”
And when he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them,
“Receive the Holy Spirit.
Whose sins you forgive are forgiven them,
and whose sins you retain are retained.”

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We are all in His Peace when we walk with the Lord, and when we focus upon him in our hearts. 

God had glorified Jesus, giving Him authority over all of His Kingdom, including the ability to send the Holy Spirit. God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit are One in each other. Jesus is One in God and God is in Him and  it is in through the Holy Spirit, that we ourselves are also able to share in this Matrimony of the Lord. Making us one in Christ, one in God one in the Holy Spirit. This is why it is so important to love. God is Love and when we remain in His love we remain one in the Father, and the Son And the Holy Spirit- and His Authority.

We can hold steadfast to the Divine Peace that Jesus shares with us. Not peace as we know it, but Divine Peace that surpasses all human understanding, and ask for the Divine Understanding and Divine Wisdom that enables us to use our God-Given Authority, Peace, Love, Gifts, Abilities -in the highest way possible that Glorifies God the Father, who blesses us- so we can go forth in His Authority.  “Peace be with You” is one of the Lord’s Divine Gifts and Promises. By focusing on His Holy Name and Inviting Him into our hearts, we can feel His Eternal Love and Peace, that we are never separate from. 

In Jesus Name

 

 

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

The Peace of Our Lord

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On Sundays, the angels had previously asked me to post about the Gospel for today. With gratitude , I will do so every Sunday. With an angel message behind it.

With the coming of evening that same day, he said to them, ‘Let us cross over to the other side. And leaving the crowd behind they took him, just as he was, in the boat; and there were other boats with him. Then it began to blow a great gale and the waves were breaking into the boat so that it was almost swamped.

But he was in the stern, his head on the cushion, asleep.

They woke him and said to him, ‘Master, do you not care? We are perishing?’ And he woke up and rebuked the wind and said to the sea, ‘Quiet now! Be calm!’ And the wind dropped, and there followed a great calm.

Then he said to them, ‘Why are you terrified? Do you not yet have faith?’

They were overcome with awe and said to one another, ‘Who then is this whom even the wind and the sea obey?’ MARK 4:35-41 Continue reading “The Peace of Our Lord”