Jesus appears to the apostles on the night of his resurrection and offers peace to the men who had betrayed him and left him in his time of need. He explains that he came to forgive us of our sins. As God has loved us and reconciled us to him, we are to forgive and reconcile with others. For love to live in our hearts we will forgive and look to reconcile with others. It seeks to make real peace through forgiveness and reconciliation.