SOLEMNITY OF SAINTS PETER AND PAUL

FRIENDS and SERVANTS of the WORD Thirteenth Monday of Ordinary Time SOLEMNITY OF SAINTS PETER AND PAUL June 29, 2020 WORD of the DAY “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah. For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my heavenly Father. And so I say to you, you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church, and the gates of the netherworld shall not prevail against it. I will give you the keys to the kingdom of heaven. Whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven; and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.” (Matthew 16: 17-19) How shall I live this Word? How reassuring is this passage of the Gospel for each of us, weak in faith and sinners. Jesus chooses Peter, in spite of everything, and perhaps precisely for this reason. He is one of us, he is like us. But He is also Peter, the rock of our faith, the example for our journey. And it doesn’t matter if we fall or make a mistake, he did it before us. And it doesn’t matter if we are afraid, he too was afraid, like us....