COMING CLOSER TO CHRIST:
Jesus tells us at the Last Supper: “Do not let your hearts be troubled or afraid” (John 14:27). He doesn’t say, “Don’t worry when your hearts are troubled,” No — he actually tells us: “Do not let your hearts be troubled.” He knows that we live in a fallen world and are constantly struggling with confusion, disillusionment, rejection, sadness, and discouragement — all of are things that trouble our hearts.
Every single time we celebrate Holy Communion, right before we come up to receive the Eucharist, we hear the priest remind us of this inheritance of peace that Jesus bestows on us, repeating the words Our Lord spoke at the Last Supper as he says: Lord Jesus Christ, who said to your Apostles: Peace I leave you, my peace I give you; look not on our sins, but on the faith of your Church, and graciously grant her peace and unity in accordance with your will. Bring this peace that only comes from Christ into your life!