Thursday 22 February 2018

About Today Readings

Chair of St Peter, Apostle.

1 Peter 5:1-4. Psalm 22(23). Matthew 16:13-19.

The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I shall want – Psalm 22(23.

‘Upon this rock I will build my church …’

Jesus declares this to Peter, clearly and fervently. Peter accepts the commission, and so in turn it becomes our mission. Similarly, in the first reading we read that we need to ‘tend the flock of God that is our charge’ – not because we have to, or feel it is our responsibility to do so, but rather because it is our choice to be examples to the flock. We must look after each other, and be an example of God’s love to each other.

Lord God, we pray that we may be shepherds of your flock. Help us to model your love for us to each other. Through this, may we continue to build your church from where Peter began.


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