Stand up to injustice with both fortitude and non-violence.
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While the disciples were still speaking about this, Jesus stood in their midst and said to them, “Peace be with you.”
When Jesus finally appeared to the majority of his disciples for the first time, he was not angry.
He didn’t scold them or express his disappointment that they had all abandoned him at the cross.
Instead, Jesus offered them peace.
He was not interested in reprisals or getting even.
The disciples’ actions were all forgiven…even when they had not asked for forgiveness.
Jesus continued to show us the way of non-violence.
He also showed us that death leads to new life.
They are complementary not opposites.
There is nothing to fear.
Now that they saw, and we have seen, that death does not have the final say, Jesus calls us to follow him on that same path.
It’s the path of standing up for the poor, the excluded, and those unjustly treated…but to do it peacefully.
Each of us is called to be a channel of peace in this troubled world while at the same time to be activists for justice.
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