Each Sunday at Church, before we are invited to share the peace with each other we hear these words from Johns Gospel.

The risen Christ came and stood amongst his disciples and said ‘Peace be with you’ Then they were glad when they saw the Lord. Alleluia. John 20. 19, 21.

In a world with so much conflict and struggle, this week I wonder how we might offer each other a sign of continued and extended peace with those we encounter in our daily and weekly life? From random acts of kindness to actively seeking out those we know are suffering; I have no doubt, everyone we encounter from stranger to friend will benefit from an offer of peace in their lives.

Peace begins with a smile – Mother Theresa.

Contributed by Carla Maroussas, PCC Member, St Mary with St Alban’s Church.