The peace this world has to offer is often simply the absence of conflict. It is a peace that is precarious and easily lost. Jesus, on the other hand, does not offer a life free of struggle, pain or even persecution, but He does offer us a peace that passes all understanding. His peace can become our peace; it is a peace won in a battle that will never be waged again: the sacrifice of the cross and the victory of the resurrection. Therefore do not be troubled and do not be afraid.