‘For he is our peace …’ These words come from our New Testament reading for today, from Ephesians.

St John Henry Newman wrote: ‘God is the God of peace, and in giving us peace He does but give Himself, He does but manifest Himself to us; for His presence is peace. Hence our Lord, in the same discourse in which He promised His disciples peace, promised also, that “He would come and manifest Himself unto them,” that “He and His Father would come to them, and make Their abode with them.” Peace is His everlasting state …’

May we truly know that peace, the peace that the world cannot give. May God bless you this day and His Love rest upon you.