Peace I bequeath to you, my own peace I give you, a peace the world cannot give.
I have told you this so that my own joy may be in you and your joy be complete.
This gift of Christ’s peace and joy is ours without merit. It is a sheer gift.
No one can manufacture it. No one can take it from us.
The Father and Son are in love and it is from this love – the person of the Holy Spirit – that we share in the joy and peace of God.