During the Easter ceremonies we too have been witnesses of what was written.
Without our co-operating with Jesus, the message of reconciliation and forgiveness will not be heard. It is not enough for us just to hear the message and implement it in our own lives, as we sometimes seem to think is all that is required of us.
It is clear from the second reading today that “keeping the commandments” means above all the need to follow the commandment of unconditional love, to love others as Jesus has loved us. It is for each one of us today to ask how, given the circumstances of our own lives, we can most effectively get that message across to the people around us.
They all need to hear that greeting: “Peace be with you” and to experience the peace that only Jesus can give.