“Simon Peter said in reply, ‘You are the Christ, 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.’” (MT 16: 16-18)
Today we celebrate the Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul, two amazing Apostles, who dedicated their lives totally to serve the Church–two different personalities, two different missions, two different charisms, but the same love, the same dedication and the same end of life—martyrdom. In our relationships we need to remember that our differences are good because we can serve in different ways but for the same goal. When we try to change our spouses for our idealistic vision of them, we are missing the beauty of God’s creation, Who created us with our own charisms, talents and mission. When we are united and respect our differences, we can do much more.
“You are Peter and upon this rock I will build my Church, and the gates of the netherworld shall not prevail against it.” (Gospel Acclamation)
Categorised in: Fr Jarosław Szymczak