Shaped by the word of God that became incarnate within her, Mary came to know in the most personal way the power, compassion and suffering of Our Lord. This is also our call, for Christ shows to us, as He did to Thomas, the still visible marks of his wounds. In our suffering world, reconciliation and healing can happen when former opponents come together to acknowledge the harm that has been done and to decide a just resolution, Truth and Reconciliation Commissions instituted in various countries following genocide and civil war and Restorative Justice processes within some schools and parts of the justice system have followed this model. Let us as individuals entrust ourselves to God’s mercy, acknowledging the wounds we have received and the wounds we have caused, so we may know and share Christ’s peace.