“Let your peace return to you”
On the other hand, it seems that we rarely hear people openly wishing other people well and then only to friends, acquaintances, and allies.
In today’s Gospel (Matthew 10:7-15), our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ calls us to extend good wishes of peace even before we get to know the people or the places.
As you enter a house, wish it peace.
If the house is worthy,
let your peace come upon it;
if not, let your peace return to you.
He is not talking about blind endorsements or taking imprudent risks.
He is simply talking about wishing peace upon people and places.
May you and I always be instruments of Christ’s truth, love, and peace.