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When Jesus sent his seventy-two disciples out to spread the Good News, he instructed them: “Into whatever house you enter, first say, ‘Peace to this household.’ If a peaceful person lives there, your peace will rest on him; but if not, it will return to you.” (Lk. 10:5-6) The greeting of “Peace!” is echoed by the Lord many times in Scripture. In every Mass the priest quotes the Lord’s words during the Last Supper: “Peace I leave you, my peace I give you….” (Jn. 14:27)

I like to quote the beginning of the Prayer of St. Francis: “Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.” Those words could form the basis of our Christian way of life. We are called to be at peace with God, within ourselves, and with others. It all begins with the Lord’s peace, which he gives to us and wishes for us.

We could transform the world if, before thinking, speaking and acting, everyone asked themselves, “Will this promote peace?” and then followed through in promoting peace. Let’s transform our world, one decision at a time. Each one of us really does make a difference.

Gratefully Yours,

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