“Peace begins with a smile.” – Mother Teresa
“Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; a peace which the world cannot give, this is my gift to you. Do not let your hearts be troubled or afraid.” – John 14:27
“Peace be with you” said to each other.
A rite said hundreds of times.
Is our response automatic?
Just like a “Good morning” said.
Sometimes it becomes uncomfortable.
When hugs and kisses are exchanged.
Making those alone feel left out.
How would you extend the sign of peace?
A rite meant to remind us.
We cannot become one with Jesus,
Unless we recognize Him in others.
Not only in those whom we love.
It is His peace we are sharing.
“I leave you peace, My peace I give you.”
So with a smile, a nod and eye contact,
I extend the sign of peace to those around me.
Please continue to share with friends, for the World needs our prayers.
Peace be with you. Amen.
By C.E. Pereira