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Peace is priceless
This astonishment, the Holy Father explained, is the beginning “of the habitual state of the Christian”. Certainly, he noted, we cannot live forever in wonder, but this is condition is the beginning which allows a “mark to be left on the soul and spiritual consolation”. Actually, the condition of being a Christian should be one of spiritual consolation, notwithstanding problems, pains, sickness. “The last step of consolation”, the Pontiff said, “is peace: one begins with awe, and the minor tone of this wonder, of this consolation, is peace”. The Christian, even in the most painful trials, never loses “the peace and the presence of Jesus” and with “a little courage”, we are able to say to the Lord: “Lord, give me this grace that is the sign of the encounter with you: spiritual consolation”; and, above all, he emphasized, “never lose peace”. We look to the Lord, who “suffered so upon the Cross, but he never lost peace. Peace, this peace, is not our own: it is not sold and we do not buy it”. It is a gift of God for which we must beg. Peace is like “the final step of this spiritual consolation, which begins with a joyful wonder”. Wherefore, we must not “trick ourselves with our or others’ fantasies, which lead us to believe that these fantasies are reality”. In truth, it is more Christian “to believe that reality may not be so pretty”. The Pope ended by asking for the grace of spiritual consolation and of peace, which “begins with this joyful wonder in the encounter with Jesus Christ”.