When Jesus told his disciples not to be troubled or afraid he spoke of his coming again. But he also left his disciples in the care of each other. We are Jesus’ disciples now. We are the community of mutual love and service; we are the Body to cling to, the Body to take refuge in, should our hearts be troubled or afraid or bitter. We are the community to mediate his boundless love: first, to one another. Then to those who do not yet know him.
-Br. Mark Brown, SSJE