October 5, 2017
Jesus sent disciples ahead of him in pairs to every town and place he intended to visit. . . . 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_10:1-12
Always loved this quote. Whenever we give peace to others, Jesus tells us it can have two effects. And both are dependent upon how the person we give it to decides to respond. It they accept it, it will have the power to heal them. If not, they will remain in their state of ‘un-peace.’ But notice that either way we receive the blessing of offering it, whether they accept it or not. And if not, we receive our own peace (Christ’s peace) back in return.
Peace and blessings to you, beloved.
And my prayers that you will gladly accept it!
Our Kaanapali sunset here on the western side of Maui,
with the island of Lanai in background.
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