‘Jesus himself stood among them, and said to them, “Peace to you.”’ This greeting of the Easter Jesus forms the opening words of our Gospel reading today. His Easter message is always ‘Peace’.

As St Teresa of Avila said, ‘Let nothing disturb you, nothing frighten you. All things are passing, God never changes. Patience wins all things. He who possesses God lacks nothing; God alone suffices’. This is a sure message of peace in our times, as in those of St Teresa. May we truly take them to heart, and may God bless you.