The disciples were afraid and fearful of the “Judeans, so they avoided them behind ‘locked doors’.” Jesus told them “Peace,” an unshakable peace that only He can give.
We in the 21st century need to take this to heart. We are fearful and anxious about many things: war, terrorism, economic collapse, etc. Anxiety is running rampant. The resurrection and the outpouring of the Holy Spirit should bring us peace and transform us, like it did for the disciples in today’s gospel. They were transformed from fearful to bold evangelizers of the Good News. Let Jesus’ peace enter your heart to remove any fear and anxiety. Once those are removed, joy will enter your heart and you will truly be transformed!