“True peace always comes from Jesus, and is sometimes “wrapped” in the cross,” said the Holy Father today. He was enlightening a group of youth how to discern true from the false. “False peace that only makes you “kind of happy” comes from the devil.” Pope Francis added that the greatest challenge in his vocation so far has been finding true peace, and encouraged them to learn how to discern between this peace and the one offered by the devil.
Encountering a question where can one find true peace, the Pope said that the key is finding that peace which means that the Lord is with you and helps you. Pope urged them to pray for the grace to distinguish, to know true peace. Sometimes, we might think everything is ok and that we’re doing good, but “way down inside is the devil” he warned.
“Joy is the sign of peace,” he said, “because true joy is something that only Jesus can give.” The challenge is to find the peace of Jesus, also in difficult moments, to find Jesus’ peace and to recognize that peace which has make-up on it.