Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Daily Mass Homily: Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

           There are many wrong notions in our society of what peace really is.  One of the most aggravating for me is the person who believes, “Why can’t we just set aside our differences and all get along?”  Now certainly this has a grain of truth to it and we need to be well mannered in our world with those who are different from ourselves, but we Christians should never settle in these sentiments.
            The fact is we are different as Christians.  We believe in Jesus Christ who is peace.  We believe in Jesus Christ who is the way, the truth and the life.  We ought never set aside this difference and merely “get along” with the world.  Rather, we should embrace what makes us different and evangelize the world to share the Good News.
            We prayed in our Psalm, “The Lord speaks of peace to his people.”  It is only the Lord—not from world leaders, presidents, senators or humanitarians—that gives true peace.  May we taste this peace at Mass this morning and share this peace in those we meet today.

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