Friday 29 June 2018

About Today Readings

Sts Peter and Paul.

Acts 12:1-11. Psalm 33(34):2-9. 2 Timothy 4:6-8, 17-18. Matthew 16:13-19.

The Lord has set me free from all my fears—Psalm 33(34):2-9.

 ‘You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.’

When we think of Peter, the weak, fearful man is what most often comes to mind: the one who three times denied even knowing Jesus, the rough, hard-headed man whose understanding of the message of Jesus was ever so limited.

Yet unlike the other apostles who would silence their doubts before the Master, who would stand back and hide their uncertainties, he spoke up boldly.

Today we also celebrate Paul, the great missionary, whose letters are full of guidance and insight.

May our days be animated with an awareness of God’s love and grace – gifts Paul knew so well.

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