He Came to Give the Peace of Heart
He had told us the good news when He said, "My peace I leave with you, My peace I give unto you." He came not to give the peace of the world, which is only that we don't bother each other, He came to give the peace of heart, which comes from loving, from doing good to others. And God loved the world so much that He gave His Son; it was a giving. God gave His Son to the Virgin Mary and what did she do? The same. As soon as Jesus came into Mary's life, immediately, she went in haste to give the good news and as she came into the house of her cousin, Elizabeth, Scripture tells us that the unborn child, the child in the womb of Elizabeth, leaped with joy at seeing the womb of Mary. Jesus brought peace to John the Baptist who leaped for joy in the womb of Elizabeth. And as if that were not enough that God's Son should become one of us and bring peace and joy while still in the womb of Mary, Jesus also died on the cross to show that greater love. He died for you and for me and for that leper and that man dying of hunger and that naked person lying in the street not only of Calcutta, but of Africa and everywhere.
-Mother Teresa, from Where There Is Love, There Is God