Thank you for joining us throughout our Easter journey. We write to you today for our final reflection of the Easter Season. Our Gospel leaves us with a timely reminder—peace is the greatest gift we can receive.  

The disciples are gathered behind locked doors when Jesus appears to them. “Peace be with you,” says Jesus.  

Jesus shows his disciples the scars on his hands and his side, and the disciples rejoice with the knowledge that it is truly him before them. He offers them the gift of peace once again then says, “Receive the Holy Spirit. Whose sins you forgive are forgiven them, and whose sins you retain are retained.” 

At this moment, the world feels far from peace. But for us at CMMB, this Gospel gives us a sense of hope. We have hope that our brothers and sisters living in crisis around the world will soon feel peace. We have hope that the barriers keeping access to quality healthcare out of reach for mothers, children, and their families finally fall.  

At CMMB, we believe that health and peace are intertwined. We cannot have peace if we do not have health. And without peace, health is that much further from grasp. As we enter a new season in our faith, we invite you to join us in reaffirming our commitment to the communities we serve and in prayer—that the world will remember that peace is among the greatest gifts we can receive.