Upon this rock I will build my Church

February 22, 2017 11:47 pm

“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.” (MT 16: 18-19)

Our Lord’s Church is based on people, on relationships, not on structures or buildings. St. Peter wasn’t perfect, and Our Lord didn’t ask Him to be perfect; He asked Him only—Do you love me more? God’s love chose Simon to be Peter: “you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build my Church.”

“You are Peter, and upon this rock I will build my Church; the gates of the netherworld shall not prevail against it.” (Gospel Acclamation)

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