Saints Peter and Paul

FRIENDS and SERVANTS of the WORD 12th Saturday of Ordinary Time SAINTS PETER and PAUL June 29, 2019 WORD of the DAY He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” Simon Peter said in reply, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.” Jesus said to him in reply, “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”. (Matthew 16: 15-18) How shall I live this Word? Jesus changes the name of Simon, son of Jonah, and in the new name – Peter –his mission, which he will be called to carry out, is indicated: to become a stone on which He can build the Church. But not because he is good, intelligent, “neither flesh nor blood has revealed this to you” but because “the Father has revealed Him to you” (Mt 16-17). Even Saul will realize that when Jesus is encountered, life changes completely and he will pass from Saul to...