What is the peace of Christ? The theme of peace is prominent at the Last Supper in the Gospel of John. After the Resurrection it pervades all of the Gospels. To understand the peace of Christ we need only look at our own aspirations. We want the peace that filled Jesus’ human heart. We have peace because Jesus has a heart. We have peace because each of us is a loved heart.
The peace of Christ is beyond our natures, left to themselves, but not beyond our faith. It flows from Jesus, who with the Father sends the Holy Spirit as a pledge of the life to come. We cannot see that life to come. Yet even now in some obscure way we can experience paradise. This is more than knowing that we have a human companion in the heart of Jesus. It is recognizing our God in the Person of Jesus and knowing that he has the divine power to fulfill all our desires. It is because Jesus is both human and divine that he can be our way to the peace we desire.
Lord Jesus, the one desire which matters most to me is being one with your mind and heart—one in a vision of divine beauty, one in the bond of divine love.