Continuing our discussion about how what we believe should change how we live, let us look more closely at this Sunday’s first reading: Acts 2:14, 22-33.
Verse 25 reads:
For David says of him:
‘I saw the Lord ever before me,
with him at my right hand I shall not be disturbed.
In this verse, Peter is telling his listeners about what David said about Jesus. With Jesus beside us, we should not be disturbed. The Peace of Christ is not just a casual phrase used at Mass to greet those around you. No! The Peace of Christ is the surety that we can live by that the Risen Lord is ever our protector, ever on our side, and that His Precious Blood covers our sins when we fall short of the glory of God.
It is a mindful remembrance that we must live our daily lives knowing that Jesus is ever before us. When we proclaim The Nicene Creed and we state what we believe, we must allow those words to become truth in our lives. We must let those words change (for the better) the way we walk in our faith. As our faith and understanding deepen, we must be ever mindful that Jesus is ever before us and will come again in glory!