From a homily of Pope Francis: “The Eucharist gives us a grateful memory, because it makes us see that we are the Father’s children, whom He loves and nourishes. It gives us a free memory, because Jesus’ love and forgiveness heal the wounds of the past, soothe our remembrance of wrongs experienced and inflicted. It gives us a patient memory, because amid all our troubles we know that the Spirit of Jesus remains in us.”

The next time you go to Mass, listen closely to the cantor’s welcome and introduction – – take a moment to calm within yourself all intrusions and distractions. Take some deep, relaxing breaths and exhale all the uptightness.

Find the peace of Christ within you.