Easter6C22. Acts of the Apostles 15:1-2, 22-29. There was a conflict as to whether those who accepted Jesus as the Messiah must be also practicing Jews or were free to be followers of Jesus without becoming Jews. The decision was: “It is the decision of the Holy Spirit and of us not to place on you any burden beyond the necessities, namely, to abstain from meat sacrificed to idols, from blood, from meats of strangled animals, and from unlawful marriage. If you keep free of these, you will be doing what is right.” Jesus was the new Torah or the Law. Acceptance of him, and him alone, was to bring salvation. God, the Giver of the old Mosaic Law, had replaced the Law with person of Jesus, God-made-man.
John 14:23-29. “Jesus said to his disciples: ‘Whoever loves me will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our dwelling with him.” Home is with Jesus alone; he is where our heart is! “The Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you everything and remind you of all that I told you.” The person of God, who is living with us, guides us by means of the Scriptures, the Church and by whomever and by whatever way he pleases. God, the Holy Spirit, is our spiritual life without whom we are just earthly animals. To be at peace is to live in Jesus as our life.
Psalm 67: “May the nations be glad and exult because you rule the peoples in equity; the nations on the earth you guide.”
Revelation 21:10-14, 22-23. This world often is a troubled place. Peace is only to be found in our life in Jesus. We ought to let a sense of security in the presence of God be our inner home here on earth. God, the Almighty, is our strength in our weakness. His heavenly loving magnificence is ours in our earthly world.