Jesus gives us a different kind of peace than the rest of the world can offer. Peace is not a sense of quiet or lack of noise, chaos, or activity. Peace is something much more. Peace is an inward reality. Peace is an assurance that what we celebrate during Advent, Christmas, and Easter is true. Peace is presence—the presence of Jesus in every aspect of our life and in our very being. Many people will experience an almost peace this Advent and Christmas. May we all strive to experience the altogether peace found in Jesus.