After reading the whole chapter about The Last Supper with the emphasis on Jesus’ line “Peace I leave you; my peace I give to you” this came to my mind: Jesus was like a dying man reciting his last will and testament to his loved ones. On his last will and testament include to whom he will left his wealth and possessions while Jesus is leaving peace, love and strong faith to God to his disciples. He conditioned everyone around Him that He would be gone for a moment but sincerely promised that He will come back.
I think Jesus is teaching us here that we should let ourselves be dominated by peace in our hearts. Having peace in our hearts will let us feel and experience the so-called “Divine Intervention.” If conquered by peace, it is like living life to the fullest. When at peace, everything follows, like the domino effect. After peace, there is harmony, there is contentment and there is God.
My own reflection to this might be like Jesus is telling me that my negative emotions should not govern my heart and life, rather, let Him enter to my body to encounter the true meaning of life, for once in the Bible said, “Seek Ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness, and all this things shall be added unto You.” If only peace is always present in my heart, I will not undergo confusions, misunderstandings, chaos, and doubts in my life.
When I looked the synonyms of peace in the thesaurus, its results are Calm, quiet, silence and harmony. As I learned from my Reled 4 class, after praying, we need silence. After learning it, I practiced it. I became quiet for a moment and let God talk to me. After our talking, I found the answers to the problems, and more importantly, I found peace in my heart.
Peace for me is like truth. When you know the truth, you have a peaceful mind. Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth and the life.” Simply means that being peaceful is being glory to God. Like Jesus is giving peace to his apostles and disciples, I should too have peace in myself first so that I can influence everyone around me that indeed, Jesus is the only peace we need.
**This is a reflection paper I submitted for my Religious Education 4.