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Thursday, April 20, 2017

Thursday of Easter week

Saint John-Paul II, Pope from 1978 to 2005 Enter into hope: "Fear not!" "He stood in their midst and said to them: 'Peace be with you'"

Thursday of Easter week

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Saint John-Paul II, Pope from 1978 to 2005 Enter into hope: "Fear not!" 

"He stood in their midst and said to them: 'Peace be with you'"

More than ever before we need to hear these words of the Risen Christ: “Fear not!” (Mt 28:10). For people today, who never cease being afraid in their inmost selves and not without reason, it is a necessity… It is an equal necessity for all peoples and nations throughout the world. In the conscience of every human being what is needed is that there should be strengthened the certainty that Someone exists who holds the fate of this passing world in his hands, Someone who undoes the keys of death and hell (Rev 1:18), Someone who is the Alpha and Omega of human history (Rev 22:13) whether this be personal or collective; and, above all, the certainty that this Someone is Love, Love made man, Love crucified and risen, Love unceasingly present in our midst! He is Eucharistic Love. He is the unquenchable source of communion. He is the only one we can unhesitatingly believe when he asks us to “Fear not!”

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