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Jesus will now spend the rest of his ministry bringing health and wholeness to where there is sickness and brokenness. He will bring light to where there is darkness; truth to where there is falsehood; and peace to where there discord.
St. Irenaeus of Lyon, whose feast we celebrate today, was a staunch and compassionate defender of the Catholic Faith. His main concern was preserving peace and unity in the church.
Today, this is our prayer: may we do our part to ensure peace and unity wherever we are called. Perhaps we need to preserve peace and unity in our home, our marriage, our work, other relationships, our church, our social circle. Let's be nourished today by the Word, Eucharist and the Prayers of St. Irenaeus, that we be instruments of peace and unity.