“And the doors were locked for fear of the Jews.”
Who can relate? How often are we tempted to flee and shut out the world? This is exactly whet the disciples felt that day. Fear, anxiety, nerves; what are we going to do now?
Paradoxically, it is when we try to shut out the world that we often encounter the risen Lord. “Peace be with you,” And in breathing on us, we are filled with that peace which passes all understanding. It was enough for the disciples; it is enough for us. Enough to return to the world to do the work God has given us to do.