Good News Inspiration for Daily Life
Description: John 20:19-31 sets the stage for Pentecost. Prior to giving us the full gift of his Spirit, Jesus provides the gift of peace, the gift of his heart. A supernatural gift, it penetrates deep into our own hearts. It is the calming presence of Christ when we face challenges and difficulties. Jesus bestowed it upon his first apostles twice in the same meeting shortly after his resurrection. Then he gave them the life-breath of God, the Holy Spirit, and commissioned them with the priesthood of forgiving the sins of others — another gift that brings peace.
Ideas for use: Bulletin insert for Divine Mercy Sunday, handout for adult education, faith sharing groups, RCIA class, etc.