Peace to this Household

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In today's Gospel reading from Luke 10, Jesus sends out seventy-two disciples to go in pairs and visit every town He intended to visit. He gives them instructions on what they are to do and how they are to conduct themselves.

"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."

Is your household one of peace? If one of Christ's disciples came to your house, would his peace rest on you, or would it return to him? So many households (families) lack peace today. There is so much tumult and acrimony in the world. It can be difficult to find peace. But it can be found in Christ Jesus. If you're lacking peace today, hear the voice of Christ speaking to you. "Peace be with you."

Father, may we be people of peace today, and every day. Amen.

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  • Michael Macri MD: October 05, 2023

    I recently returned to listening to your show daily like i used to when i ran a cornerstone retreat in 2010. I moved and changed jobs a few years back and now work as a physician for the Dept of Corrections in NY state and your show helps balance me for all the less than optimal times experienced in this setting…. I Love your ministry and will be in my prayers.. thanks.

    Michael Macri , MD

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