These weeks from Easter to Pentecost are meant to be a time when, through prayer, instruction, and reflection we probe the depths of the meaning of the Resurrection for our lives. Can we truly become instruments of Christ’s peace? Can we forgive those who have offended or hurt us from the bottom of our hearts? Can we turn away from the values of the world and turn more fully to the values of the Gospel?
The answers we find to these questions will help us to begin to live more completely the “newness of life” that Jesus offers us through the power of His Cross and Resurrection. This life will allow us to be free from fear, from the power of sin and from our own selfishness and pride.
Let us walk together these days of learning, and pray for one another that each of us may live in that peace that the world cannot give.
Fr. Peter Pagones