The Risen Jesus stands among us, members of the Lay Marianist Communities,
and more broadly of the Marianist Family, and tells us all:
Peace be with you!" (Luke 24:36)
Like the Apostles, we are seized with fear and full of confusion. Jesus who sees in hearts guesses our trouble and doubts. Peace is not yet there.. We wonder…How could it be that He is really present among us?
But Jesus asks for our "active" decision to believe in Him. We must "act" to "welcome" the peace that Jesus wants to give us. He offers us His presence as the first Word of Life.
Our lives are sometimes fragmented, losing motivation and direction. Let God, in Jesus, lead us and propose to us what can contribute to our true joy—to our fullness.
It is the peace of heart he wants to give us:
- Where we are truly ourselves, deeply human and yet also divine because He is in each one of us!
- Where we are truly with our neighbor and that what we have to offer is the best of ourselves and Him,
- Where we receive each other as a gift, the gift of our life, as a journey full of human adventure!
Finally, at the heart of this privileged relationship with him, Christ calls us to follow Him, as "the Way, the Truth and the Life." The relationship of life with Him will make us "living" beings, through Him and with Him.
Like Mary, let us welcome the peace of Jesus, the Christ, the Living One.
It is our deepest joy.
Christ is risen!
He is truly risen!
Presidente IO MLC
Domingo FUENTES, SM,
North America, Asia, Australia, Ireland Responsible
Mercedes DE LA CUADRA,