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Monday, June 2nd. Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to St John 16:29-33.


Monday of the Seventh week of Easter

2 JUNE 2014

“I have told you this so that you might have peace in me.”

JESUS Sermon on Mount

Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint John 16:29-33.

His disciples said, “Now you are talking plainly,
and not in any figure of speech.
Now we realize that you know everything and that you do not need to have anyone question you.
Because of this we believe that you came from God.”
Jesus answered them, “Do you believe now?
Behold, the hour is coming and has arrived when each
of you will be scattered to his own home and you will leave me alone.
But I am not alone, because the Father is with me.
I have told you this so that you might have peace in me.
In the world you will have trouble, but take courage,
I have conquered the world.”

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Monday of the Seventh week of Easter

Commentary of the day

Saint Raphael Arnaiz Baron

Rafael Arnaiz Barón.jpg

Saint Raphael Arnaiz Baron (1911-1938),

a Spanish Trappist monk

Spiritual writings, 20/01/1937 (trans. Mairin Mitchell)

“I have told you this so that you might have peace in me”

“Lord God, I see that I have great need of patience: for my wishes are often contradicted as long as I live. However I arrange to be at peace, my life cannot escape from war and grief. True, my son. But I do not wish you to be looking for a peace that is free from trials or immune to contradictions. Think rather that you have found peace when you have been well tested in plenty of trials, and proved in many adversities” (Imitation of Christ 3,12)…

How mistaken at times are those of us who are looking for the real peace of God… What we are seeking is often not the peace of God but of the world… When the world talks of peace, that is how it thinks of it. When the world looks for peace, that is how it imagines it – silence, quietude, love without tears, much hidden selfishness. Man seeks that peace in order to rest, to avoid suffering; he looks for the human peace that is experienced through the senses, that peace which the world depicts in a sunny cloister with cypresses and birds, a peace without temptations and the Cross…

Today I bless from the depths of my soul that God who loves me so much… He loves me with all my miseries, sins, my tears and my joys; He loves me in that peace of which A Kempis speaks [in the Imitation of Christ]… How great God is! My peace of soul is the peace of one who expects nothing, no one; all that the soul hopes for in the world is to live united to his will, and the hope is a calm one, attended by peace in spite of the fact that the inability to see God yet is a grief, that tears are sometimes shed in taking the way of the Cross, and in seeing that we still have self-will, and in spite of the fact that with so many miseries, defects and sins, there is no respite from the burden of sorrow… Everything is strife and sorrow, but in the midst of it is Jesus nailed to a Cross, encouraging the soul to persevere; in the midst of the battle which we wage in the world is Jesus who with serene countenance tells us that” he who follows him does not walk in darkness ” (Jn 8,12).

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