April 27, 2019
2nd Sunday of Easter - C (April 28, 2019)
“Peace Be With You”
The disciples hide behind locked doors out of fear.
What are our fears that can paralyze us or put us into lockdown mode?
These fears can be personal and communal. Sins and shame are often among the top causes of fear.
We tend to rely on all kinds of things in the hope of dissipating fears.
Here, while the disciples are hiding, as in throughout John’s Gospel, Jesus offers the disciples his peace, the peace that is the gift of his love and mercy.
This peace alone can destroy fear.