One of the most important tasks of the Gospel is to open our eyes and ears, renew our minds, to help us realize that the world on its deepest and most permanent level is far different than we are told. All the power, money, sex, and violence that fills our politics, economics, entertainment, and fantasies is short-term and gives no final satisfaction. The invasion of peace works on every level. Jesus gave his disciple peace in a world of tribulation: I have overcome the worldâ€ (Jn 16:33). Peace that can love, forgive, treat with justice, create life. Trusting the way of peace is always a challenge for us. Those who follow it often experience the sword pointed at themselves (Mt 10:34).